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Here are my two story starts. A story start is my term for an idea for a story that I had that I outlined or jotted down to come back to later. I have many ideas for stories when I’m writing, but don’t want to stop what I’m doing to explore the idea. They come in flashes, like poignant scenes in movies.

Idea 1: a fantasy story that is mildly allegorical, involves an underground society, sorcerers, and the oracles (wise men/women like wizards without magic) who battle against the sorcerers.

Idea 2: a mystery/suspense story involving terrorists and defusing a plot, takes place mainly in Las Vegas, but hero will do some travelling.

1700 words a day, here I come.


National Novel Writing Month

Since I clearly am not busy enough working, building my at home business Cotton Costumes, and trying to lose weight (through diet and exercise) I think I’ll participate in National Novel Writing Month. My handy dandy new computer, which is small enough to tote around in my purse, could go with me everywhere. I would only need to write 50,000 words in 30 days, which is 1700 words a day or 3-5 pages a day.

What do you think?

Should I go for it?

Which of these two genres would you be most likely to read: suspense or fantasy?