Are you excited? I'm excited. I got my scene list/outline created yesterday. Now I just have to figure out some biological questions regarding my sea serpents. (Mostly, should they be mammals, reptiles or fish? I'm leaning towards mammals for reasons related to another character, but there are downfalls to the mammal option as well.)
Have any of you other plotters out there started your outlines yet?
OOOH check out this fun website I found!
It's a random plot point generator!
This is really helpful for me because I'm always looking for bad things to happen to my characters. When I cant' think of something off the top of my head, I always default to "a fire breaks out"
Needless to say, I think you can really only have so many fires in so many novels before you need to break away from that.
At this fun website it generates random bad things that can happen. Obviously not all of them pertain (especially since I write fantasy and there aren't things like phones or cars) but I would say a good 50% of them are usable.
"Peer pressure is fun. Especially when it convinces your character to shoplift, trespass, or go naked"
"There is battle/conflict/fight/duel and the loser gets their ass kicked so badly it is just embarrassing for everyone involved. This conflict should upset the balance of power, with the winner walking away with all the spoils" (I really like this one)
How is everyone else's NaNo idea coming along? (for those of you who plan ahead, anyway).