I must announce a possible shortage of "Folksy Musin's" in the weeks to come, for I am embarking upon a quest.
A quest that will take 30 days, from November 1 to November 30.
It is the quest of the NaNoWriMo. No, not a Japanese restaurant. It is National Novel Writer's Month, and I, my friends, am a novelist.
At least, I finished a novel.
The goal for NaNoWriMo is 50,000 words in 30 days. I have written over 5,000 so far.
But I don't like it. I don't like what I've written, and I'm not sure where I'm going. So, I have a choice, this early in the month: keep going, or start over.
I don't know what to do. I can keep plugging away at my clunker, and hope that something happens, or I can start over and hope that something happens, saving my clunker for future consideration.
My current story (AKA "clunker") is the story of a young woman who survives the 1900 Galveston Hurricane...as a vampire. She returns to the island a few years later and becomes involved in the Prohibition-era organized crime that took over the island until the 1950's. I don't know what happens after that.
If I let this one go, or put it on hold, I don't know what I'll do. I have an idea for a totally non-supernatural, regular story about a woman who runs into her high-school crush when they are in their 30's (she has grown and moved on, he hasn't, but she's the one who is miserable); I was also toying with a fictional account of Melusine von Schulenberg, mistress of George I (that one even has a title, it would be called "Maypole").
So, let me hear from you, my friends. What should I do?
(Today's post was going to be, "Has anyone seen my camera," but my mom has it. Thanks, Mom!)