But I'm not so scared. Ha! - just a little Saved By The Bell humor for those nerds who watched the show (I'm looking at you Teebore and Joan)
Who is so frickin pumped for NaNo? Because I am.
I spent last Friday working on my idea. I use the first 5 steps of the snowflake method. Then I write a query and then a scene list and it's time to go!
I've gotten through the query, but haven't done the scene list yet. I think I'll hold off a bit on that until closer to NaNo start.
Does anyone else write a query before they write the first draft? (I think Elana says she does...)
Here's mine, full of choppy and rough draft edges:
In a country where one member of each household must serve the navy in the war effort, sixteen year old Pier Arvin is doomed to spend his life as an "exotic" kelp farmer. Lame.
When Pier finds an orphaned sea serpent he decides to keep it as a pet. Everyone knows a serpent will eat a man faster than he can blink so surely the serpent, Rule, will add some excitement to his life.
Joint swims around the reef and close calls with sharks show Pier you don't have to wear a naval uniform to find action or catch the eyes of pretty girls. But when Rule accidentally injures Pier's younger sister and then attracts the attention of the enemy navy, Pier realizes the idea of war is completely different than the real thing.
Now he has to make a choice, surrender Rule and his town to the enemy, or risk his life in an attempt to free them all.
That's what I have entered in my Novel Info page.
Speaking of which, I need more of you to write about your novel ideas in there.
How can I successfully stalk you guys on NaNo if you have no novel info yet? It's hard. So do stalker me a favor and add some info so I can get all excited for you.
Also, when are they going to add word count widgets for 2010? I want one right now!
Are you excited? Or Scared? (or hopped up on "caffeine pills"?)