So I have a superstitious writer’s dilemma. I have signed up, I even this very evening got an idea and two sentences to be used within the piece, but not necessarily in conjunction with one another:
1. The genius is never the one who tells the story; that always gets left up to the sidekick. Which I guess is why I’m the one writing this.
2. It all began the night the kettle broke.
Because, dudes, my kettle just broke. It is cold, I have been drinking tea all evening because I finally located my favourite ever, ever, ever tea sold all by itself in a big box from Whole Foods and NOW I CANNOT DRINK IT! Until tomorrow when I buy a new kettle. BUT STILL!
Oh, right. The dilemma. I do not know if I can successfully sustain two writing projects at once. And I didn’t really want my NANOWRIMO to be an idea that I truly cared about. I wanted it to be just something that I could knock off as an exercise in writing and organization, not something that I want to spend time making sure the story’s told just right and that the characters are who they are in my head. Because if that happens a) I will never be able to write 50,000 words in a month and b) I am afraid of Mary being left behind and I really like her and I want to see how her story ends. And this idea that I just got this evening? It’s something I’ve totally been pondering in the back of my mind for about a year now, but only just now got the ‘hook’ for it.
So should I:
A. Maybe postpone NANOWRIMO until next year when I’m hopefully not in the middle of a project that I feel is going pretty well.
B. Stop being a superstitious baby and write the story idea that I got this evening.
C. Stop being a superstitious baby and come up with a different, knock-off story idea.