Pink Think: “Let your mind start a journey to a strange new world! Leave all thoughts of the life you knew before! Let your soul take you where you long to be!” -Erik, The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera
photo of The Phantom and Christine from Ace Photos
I’ve had this Phantom of a story idea and I’m getting ready to tackle it. Yes, folks, I’m doing NaNoWriMo again this year. It’s a 50,000 word novel challenge in 30 days (the month of November).
Yup. I’ve thrown my hat in the ring and I’m excited! I haven’t been this excited about participating since I last won it in 2007. For those of you doing it, I am “Pink Ink” and would love to be your Buddy.
I have an idea of my story, and need to work on an outline between 2 kittens (who are integrating well into the household, I am happy to report), a daughter in high school that wants to try out for basketball and doesn’t drive yet, my Nov. 4 fundraising event, and all the November get-togethers everyone is trying to squeeze in before Christmas.
I used to drag my feet about joing NaNo, but this year, I can’t wait to flesh out my story idea. I’ve not been writing consistently lately and I crave a creative challenge.
Which brings me to the Phantom of the Opera.
Having recently discovered the 2004 movie starring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum, thanks to my oldest daughter, I have decided I want to write a story with characters that seize you right from the first page and don’t let go. Like the Phantom.
Are YOU doing NaNoWriMo? Do you know what you’ll be writing about?