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… no, not that kind of help.

Let me be specific. There is a month-long activity out there called NaNoWriMoNational Novel Writing Month. And the Month is November … as in just a few days away from now.

And the goal of the month is to write a fifty-thousand word novel. 

No, it does not have to be perfect. No, it does not have to be in final form. No, it does not have to be published.

Starting at 12:00 am on November 1, novels must reach a minimum of 50,000 words before 11:59:59 pm on November 30, local time.

I did it last year.

I really want to do this again this year.

Last year a combination of events led me to do the novel. And by novel, I mean fifty thousand words of ranting and raving.

My heart was broken, and the story line resembled “The wonderful woman from here has her heart-broken by the heartless cad from there.”

It was great fun, helped me heal … and started me on a year-long odyssey of writing … all of which has gotten me to this point.

The problem?

I don’t know what to write about this year.

Plan A – write about your Aunts childhood. Can’t do that … she wants to fine tune her notes over the winter before I get a crack at it. And that story is so good, it deserves me to wait until she does whatever she feels she needs to do.

Scratch Plan A.

Plan B – write the Texas Linda Stories. That has some potential … but are there fifty thousand words worth out there? Let me rephrase that … are there fifty thousand words that can be repeated?

Scratch Plan B … maybe.

Plan C – continue the story which was begun last year. This would entail additional characters, story lines … and work. Also a possibility. Except I don’t have additional characters or story lines … and I don’t think it should be work. At least not work that I recoil from.

Scratch Plan C … unless inspiration strikes.

Plan D – do a take-off on the 12 tasks of Hercules. And I would make that into a comedic work how, exactly? And for that matter what were those tasks in the first place?

Scratch Plan D … and where was my mind when I came up with this?

Plan E – plead with the folks on the Happy Holly Project. Well, that is basically what I am doing here.

Those of you who have been reading me here have an idea of my quirky sense of humor. And writing style. And … non-writing style.

So, if you have any ideas for what I can write about, please mention them here in a comment. Or send me an email at holly@happyhollyproject.com.

I promise not to laugh.

Unless it is funny.