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BabyGizmo

Senior Member
Who is ready for NaNoWriMo?
What are your plans?
What is your plot ideas?

Lets discus this stuff people!!
 

InstituteMan

WF Veterans
I have too many plot ideas and too little time! :fat:

I am not really affirmatively doing NaNoWriMo, but I am trying to use the month to diligently write a coming of age legal romance, if there is such a thing.

How's about you, BabyGizmo?
 

BabyGizmo

Senior Member
Well, after procrastinating all through October on my plot idea. I finally came up with an idea yesterday morning before work. I have been frantically planning all day today (my day off) determined to start writing on the first.

My idea at a glance.

A writer for Ireland comes to Iowa in search of an idea/research for his new novel. He is on a 3 month work visa. He found a small town (100% made up town) with an Inn to base his book in. Upon arrival, he meets the owner of the Inn/General Store and cant help how beautiful she is. Determined not to fail at his 3 month deadline, he choses to try and stay away. But finds himself more and more attracted to her and cant keep his mind on his work.
A small town shop keeper is in a fight with her cousin about selling their grandma's dream, the Inn. It doesnt get much business besides around the holidays. Until one day a foreign man asks for a 3 month stay. She doesnt have time for a man at the moment and needs to focus on her businesses. But they seem to be always running into each other.

Will he chose to go home after his 3 long months in the U.S.A.? Will she keep her grandparents dream alive? Or will they let their dreams go to be with each other?

What do you think? It's my first real try at a romance.
 

InstituteMan

WF Veterans
Well, I think you have a story arc with a lot of potential there. My issue would be why the Irish writer is in Iowa. I have nothing against Iowa; both Des Moines and Iowa City are lovely, and I am a small town/rural guy myself. I just don't think of someone from Ireland (which is plenty rural) wanting to write about Iowa without something more. You may have the motivation figured out there, though. You might want to be careful that the inn doesn't turn into something out of New England, but that may just be an issue of mine. It sounds like a fun story!
 

TKent

Retired Chief Media Manager
Love that story idea! How about an ancestor angle? Maybe someone in the guy's family left Ireland and somehow landed in Iowa, and he's also seeking to solve some kind of family mystery/question? Anyway good luck to you!
 

BabyGizmo

Senior Member
Well I haven't really thought out why he lands in Iowa all that much. I'm not planning on it being that long of a story so I haven't thought to much of why he's going to Iowa. But I will put some thought into it!
 

InstituteMan

WF Veterans
What is everyone else planning on writing?

I am planning on expanding a very brief short story I wrote earlier this year that I posted in the workshop. I think I called it "Summer Escape." I have actually planned it out pretty thoroughly, and even written a bit of it (which might not make it suitable for the formal NaNoWriMo activities, but, hey, I can still write as much of it as I can in November on my own). The premise is that two "summer associates" in a Big Law firm meet in the summer before their last year of law school, jointly realize the Big Law economy is cratering, fall in love, and run away together to escape the law school debt (not dischargeable in bankruptcy, not something you can manage to pay off without a Big Law job) before the firm they were briefly with collapses amidst indictments of some of the senior partners. I am conflicted between how much to reach for the larger general audience and how much to focus on writing something that all the attorneys in Big Law (where I was for many, many years) can more directly relate to. It will be fun either way, though.
 

Bishop

WF Veterans
Actually been saving this one for my NaNo project:

Adrift

Terminal. That was what the doctors said. Temporary. That's what the salesman said. Jack Tasken was dying, and CryTech could pause that process. Cryonics could keep him alive for centuries, in orbit around the Earth, and wake him up when the cure for his disease was ready for him. Alone, and desperate, Jack signs the contract, then dies... only to wake up three thousand years later and hundreds of light-years away on a ship that's under attack and on the wrong side of a losing war. On second thought, he might have preferred the cancer.

I plan on it being a shorter novel, so it's perfect for this event.
 

Mistique

WF Veterans
My first day NoNoWriMo ended (I am in a different time zone, so it's 22.24 here now and I am stoping for today) with 2167 words. Fair enough for the first day I would think.
 
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BabyGizmo

Senior Member
Actually been saving this one for my NaNo project:

Adrift

Terminal. That was what the doctors said. Temporary. That's what the salesman said. Jack Tasken was dying, and CryTech could pause that process. Cryonics could keep him alive for centuries, in orbit around the Earth, and wake him up when the cure for his disease was ready for him. Alone, and desperate, Jack signs the contract, then dies... only to wake up three thousand years later and hundreds of light-years away on a ship that's under attack and on the wrong side of a losing war. On second thought, he might have preferred the cancer.

I plan on it being a shorter novel, so it's perfect for this event.

That sounds awesome! I wish my ideas were that complex. I hope you share Some with us at some point! I haven't even Started writing yet do to the 3 hours of driving I did early this morning and the two photo Shoots I did today But I am hoping to get Started tonight or early tomorrow morning. I know its not A good Start to the year. But I didn't have much of a choice this year. I hope everyone else has had a good start.
 

Mistique

WF Veterans
Actually been saving this one for my NaNo project:

Adrift

Terminal. That was what the doctors said. Temporary. That's what the salesman said. Jack Tasken was dying, and CryTech could pause that process. Cryonics could keep him alive for centuries, in orbit around the Earth, and wake him up when the cure for his disease was ready for him. Alone, and desperate, Jack signs the contract, then dies... only to wake up three thousand years later and hundreds of light-years away on a ship that's under attack and on the wrong side of a losing war. On second thought, he might have preferred the cancer.

I plan on it being a shorter novel, so it's perfect for this event.


That sounds very interesting and a lot of fun. Enjoy :)
 

Tyler Danann

Senior Member
Well, after procrastinating all through October on my plot idea. I finally came up with an idea yesterday morning before work. I have been frantically planning all day today (my day off) determined to start writing on the first.

My idea at a glance.

A writer for Ireland comes to Iowa in search of an idea/research for his new novel. He is on a 3 month work visa. He found a small town (100% made up town) with an Inn to base his book in. Upon arrival, he meets the owner of the Inn/General Store and cant help how beautiful she is. Determined not to fail at his 3 month deadline, he choses to try and stay away. But finds himself more and more attracted to her and cant keep his mind on his work.
A small town shop keeper is in a fight with her cousin about selling their grandma's dream, the Inn. It doesnt get much business besides around the holidays. Until one day a foreign man asks for a 3 month stay. She doesnt have time for a man at the moment and needs to focus on her businesses. But they seem to be always running into each other.

Will he chose to go home after his 3 long months in the U.S.A.? Will she keep her grandparents dream alive? Or will they let their dreams go to be with each other?

What do you think? It's my first real try at a romance.

Sounds good to me, work at it and see where you get. :)

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Well I haven't really thought out why he lands in Iowa all that much. I'm not planning on it being that long of a story so I haven't thought to much of why he's going to Iowa. But I will put some thought into it!

If it's anything like why I ended up in the USA (the first time) it could be he's working on the farms, driving trucks, combines, that sort of thing. The farm outfits still hire on workers from overseas for that as I went and did it a few years ago (in Dakota though, not Iowa).
 
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