Hello. This is melannen
, posting the warning note that this journal is now on NaNoWriMo standing. If you've friended it and no longer want my crazed ramblings cluttering your reading, please, please, defriend. I'm turning off my internal editor for this, so I'm not going to worry about quality or pace or anything like that.
On the same note, if you do want to read, friend! I'll friend back, and follow your nano if you're doing one. I will probably friend random NaNo journals with this account as I procrastinate, too. And I'm always very happy at comments of any sort.
However, I probably won't be posting everything here-- chances are a fair portion of the story will be pen-and-paper, and I'm not going to type it all up, so you won't be reading a complete novel. Anything I do type will be here, though, along with regular status updates, excerpts I particularly like, and whining. It will be mostly flocked, and I will make liberal use of lj-cuts.
Scared you away yet?
Well, here's what I'm going to attempt to write, the first four steps in my hybrid story-building system:
Label your story: The current working title has changed from "Consubstantiation" to "By Bread Alone". It's your traditional, old-fashioned faith-based alternate history vampire novel. (But Catholic, Protestant, Pagan, and Other friendly.)
Summarize it in fifty characters or less, counting spaces and punctuation: Bet learns to live with being undead.( Outline the plot in exactly five sentences. )( Explain why this story is worth writing. )
I also have a Random Plot Element, courtesy of the meetup on Friday: A very good book. Which is probably going to end up being the
Good Book. Or possibly The Hammer of Hell
, the pastor's guide to persecuting the supernatural, although that one's not so much good as amusingly ovedone.
Spoilery character-arc summaries will be going up under f-lock soon I hope. I'm not doing any more plotting, however, as that tends to kill the story.
Also, to copy a disclaimer from Anne McCaffrey: Any of the above is subject to change without notice. q: