Did you know it’s only two months until Nanowrimo? Of course you do. Who wouldn’t know about the wonders of giving up all your free time for a month for the sake of a word count?
But this year I’m starting early. Not the writing part. The prep work. I’ve been turning my novel options over in my head already, trying to figure out which ones I want to write, and I think I have my options worked out.
This is where you come in. For the past few years, I’ve been putting up a poll to decide which story I’m going to write for Nanowrimo. This year, the poll starts early and there’s plenty of time for crazy stuff to happen. Or, you know, things to gain and fall from the lead spots.
And so, the options!
The Sword Prince
The young prince runs afoul of a basilisk in the forest and the witch of the forest saves him by cursing him to become a sword. A century later, he is pulled out from the bottom of the lake where he has been slumbering and he awakens to his kingdom being overrun by dark magic.
The prophesy says that the princess would come back to free the land. [name] thinks that is her. When a party of the old king’s men come through their little inn on the outskirts of the kingdom looking for young women who bear the mark of the princess, she goes with them. Unfortunately for her, every young woman bears the mark and she will have to go through quite a bit to prove that the prophesy really is about her.
When you’re little, imaginary friends are great. As you get older, though, those friends are supposed to go away and, for one little girl, her voice is here to stay, comforting her and trying to prepare her for an ordeal yet to come. Her only concerns, however, are making sure no one at school finds out she talks to the voice in her head.
Sky of Butterflies
Mateo and his sister, Serafina, have broken out of the orphanage and try to make their way on their own in the horrible post apocalyptic world where robots under a dictator have taken over. There are many people after the children and Mateo is trying to protect his sister, but soon discovers that he might be more dangerous to her if he stays by her side.
Creatures in the Halls
As the new teacher in school, she’s got certain responsibilities. Teach the kids English. Mark papers. Protect them from the invisible creatures that prey on them. Cassandra has been here before and has come back to take back her school. But what are these creatures and why have they been going after the students? How long have they been there and what will it take to get rid of them for good?
Kidnapped by goth kids was not the way Max wanted to go. Granted, when they showed him the men in suits who broke into his house and took out his parents, he was a little more inclined to follow. He’s still not sure what’s going on, but slowly he’s starting to find out why he’s being collected along with several other teenagers and together they’re going to figure this out.
Aaron apparently missed quite a bit while he was away, such as the disappearance and return of his best friend, Caelin. Cae isn’t talking about it, which might be just as well as they’re about to start university. Several faces from Cae’’s past start showing up and things take a weird turn as Aaron gets pulled into a world the world that Cae just tried to escape from.
Looking Glass Saga Vol 2
Alice is back for another semester at Lucena Academy. Wonderland is still on her mind, with the Queen of Hearts still at large, the Cheshire Cat mercifully absent and the Jabberwock’s book offering tantalizing bits of information. The book, along with several other things around the school, goes missing and Alice knows she must find it, for it may be the only way to save Wonderland, but her only clues are strange green feathers left behind at every crime scene.
So those are the choices for the year. Poll is in the sidebar, so get voting! And, as something I’m going to try this year, you can select three. Because I know people sometimes have trouble choosing.