Thanks so much to #1 Dinosaur for inviting me to join. I feel so special now.
As an introduction, this is my second year doing Nano. I "won" last year with a silly little chick lit novel called Crash Test Dummy of Love that I immensely enjoyed creating. This year I'm going to try my hand at a mystery novel written in the silly little chick lit style. (sorry folks, I can't help it).
Premise of the novel: The MC is an art director at a crappy little local magazine. She begins to notice odd words and letters appearing randomly throughout ads she's placing and investigates. Through her sleuthing, she discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the Governor. Mafia thugs, casinos, a hunky FBI agent, a motorcycle named Greta and tiny little bog turtles will all play a part by the time I'm done. I'd tell you more, but I don't even know how it will go. I suppose I should outline this thing to keep it on track, but where's the adventure in that?
Last year I tried to loosely outline my story but by the time I hit mid-November, the story had suddenly taken on a life of it's own. It ended up writing itself. Many times I'd sit down not knowing where it would go and my MC would take me there. Kind-of freaky, but a nice freaky all the same.
I have a few things left to work out - The name of the MC, the name of the FBI guy and just how many people are involved in this conspiracy - y'know, minor things. I do have to say though with all that's missing from my story, my MC is almost flushed out completely including the fact that she has a weakness for Mai Tais and men who live dangerously. Well, who doesn't? *wink*
I'm excited for the month to begin and I'm very pleased to be a part of this group. Looking forward to spending NaNo with you!
Ready... Set... Go!