Well, my NaNoWriMo draft is not going to plan. Instead of the start at the beginning, work to the end of last year, this story is revealing itself in bits and pieces from different point of views and my lack of progress is frustrating to say the least. It's a futuristic, involves a family business (which is an interactive show) under siege from an unknown person. The heroine is in the family, the hero is a new hire.
So this morning I've pulled out my trusted Once Upon a Time Storytelling Gard Game and Once Upon a Time Dark Tales Add on and randomly picked eight cards - five storytelling and three dark to help me out. The aim is to take inspiration on the story from the hints on the cards.
Here's what I got (they're hard to read in the photo).
1. He lived the rest of his life as a beggar, which was perfectly just.
2. They ate it at the feast and it was delicious.
3. And he was reunited with his family.
6. (Interrupt) Troublemaker - I interpret this as unexpected troublemaker
8. (Interrupt) Monster - interpreted as unexpected monster.
I find it fascinating that of eight cards picked randomly from a deck that I have trouble fitting my hand round, six fit my story. The two that don't - Tiny and Monster. When I say they don't fit, they don't fit yet. Hopefully my subconscious will get to work over the next eleven days and give me the inspiration to include those elements in my story.
Oh, and for anyone following the story of my Alphasmart Dana. Cost of repair $500 approx. Cost of replacement $250 approx (not exactly the same) or I could buy a wireless keypad for my iPad, buy a workprocessing package and use my iPad to write (approx $100). Needless to say, I'm going to be retiring my Dana...
Fiona Greene Author
"A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step."