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A New Idea For NaNoWriMo

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Throughout the month of October I’ve been outlining a novel titled To The Fullest for NaNoWriMo next month.

The other day, I stepped out of the shower and a brand new novel idea smacked me in the face.

It had nothing to do with the novel I was planning to write. Nothing to do with George Florence. It wasn’t even an idea I had thought of long ago and just now expanded on. It was brand new and completely out of the blue.

Yet, I didn’t just come up with a new idea. I didn’t say to myself, “Hey, I should write that down and try to work on it sometime.”

No. I thought of the beginning, the middle, and end. I have a title, I know the theme of the novel, I have a tagline, I have a summary. All I need are names for the characters and then I’m good to go to start writing.

I was outlining To The Fullest the other day and realized the novel was going to have to take a much needed unexpected turn in order for it to work. I’m still trying to figure out the details for that one. I’m still unsure how the characters are going to get to the end.

I don’t have much filler for the middle.

As you can see, this random idea is farther along than the one I’ve been outlining for the past few weeks.

I can’t get the new idea out of my head. I keep thinking about it, I keep expanding on it. I have to write things down for it all the time before I forget.

Not once have I thought about To The Fullest since I thought of this new idea.

That’s why–with about two weeks before November–I’ve decided to change my NaNoWriMo novel.

I will be writing a novel titled Second Chances.

Wish me luck.

If you’re on NaNoWriMo, feel free to look me up and add me as a writing buddy: Fiery_Sapphire.

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

13 thoughts on “A New Idea For NaNoWriMo

  1. Ah you gotta love the Writers brain. Good luck with your newest novel. It seems like just the other day we were talking NaNoWriMo novels and it’s been a full year now. Where does the time go!

      1. Yep I will be. I’m doing some world building as my novel is based on African culture and tradition etc and the amount of research it entails… I’m seriously overwhelmed. And excited. Can’t wait.

  2. It’s really hard to ignore a book idea. Even when the story comes together and you’re expanding on it as you did, at the 11th hour. But if it’s THE NaNo book, then it is. I’m happy you’re going for it and good luck!

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