I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who answered my call for help on my NaNoWriMo project. As a result of that post, this blog enjoyed its second best day ever, with 80 page views. My all time high for one day is 82, and I think that happened was during the “Lonely Moon” contest at Clarity of Night. Also, even if I didn’t use your exact idea in my story, each suggestion helped in that it generated an idea in my head, something I would not have thought about if it wasn’t for your help.
Here is a brief, undetailed rundown (in case I ever post it here as an e-book) of the plot so far:
The protagonist visits home in search of his favorite book from his childhood, which he remembered in a dream the night before. Unfortunately, his father gave the book to his cousin years before. Dejectedly, the protagonist goes to his room in case his father is mistaken, only to find a strange book that has no title and no author. The cover has a picture of a young girl sitting, smiling in a meadow. Mr. Protagonist reads this book, falling asleep at the end, strangely with no recollection of what he just read.
The message he wrote to himself on the back cover of the book says “Be strong. Lulyc will help.” At the point of the story I am at right now, the protagonist has not discovered this message.
I was able to write 1,000 words yesterday, which feels really good. I am currently trying to introduce an antagonist and some conflict to the story to get things moving. It will probably end up in the “Fantasy” genre. Also, I am not working off an outline so it feels as though this thing is writing itself and I am only transcribing it. Pretty cool.