And I have to keep my mind occupied for a little while longer tonight. So I'm thinking about writing.
I've decided in the last 10 minutes that I really ought to buckle down on a novel seriously this year, if I want to make professional writer my career plan B. I don't know why this is worrying me right now, but, don't worry about me.
But, please do help me?
You see. I can never buckle down on one novel and write it because I have too many ideas and not enough patience for one with the proper amount of care and research and what have you without getting distracted by another.
For example, this set was meant for my other NaNo idea back in October. It was a fantasy thing. I still like the idea very much, except that it lacks a particularly strong plot.. I've been hoarding this in my drafts waiting to complete this collection with a full backstory in it. But I work on that only every now and then. And I realized I could probably publish this finally, without the collection [that'll come later, when it's finished.]. But I never finished because I got distracted with Blame the Stars, which I didn't finish because...well no good reason there.
Since you guys here are currently my only audience for writing, and I don't feel stupid sharing even ideas I think are stupid with the polycrowd, I want your opinion. I am going to narrow down my top favorite novel synopses which I currently have. I want you to all vote on your top two. Base this vote on what you would read if you didn't know me and were browsing for new books. What sort of story line would catch your attention, especially in terms of most intriguing or most original.
These will be really brief. If you want more info, I might have some to clarify or elaberate on, so let me know.
I would like many many people to vote, so I'm going to start by tagging some people to get your attention. =]
Alright. Here are my favorites:
~The Marie Antoinette Diet: Coco McKey, a stylish New Yorker befriends socially awkward girl, Ruby Boone, after moving to Montesano, Washington in their junior year of high school, and leads her into a decadent fantasy world in which Coco is the star. Ruby will have to learn to seperate herself ;est she too become consumed by Coco's obsessive madness with infamy and immortality.
~Sythetica [working title]: In a parallel America, drugs are as common as drinking water and all the corporate world is obsessed with getting consumers hooked and placid. Superhero Eloise Kale, aka the Midnight Prowler, is onto an even larger conspiracy, and is ready to trudge through the supernatural underworld to figure it out and open the glazed eyes of society. Rock Gods, alien drug lords, and a love sick dorkboy aid her along her mission to save the nation from itself.
~Blame the Stars: Astro is a world where instead of religion, there is astrology, and there's no seperation between church and state. Xanthe, a Sag and Scum, has made a mess of things by hacking and stealing from a very powerful business man, accidentally setting off a rebellion. Add a very addictive and previously non-existent drug into the mix and you've got a journey that will take her from the slums to the city to the stars themselves.
~2018 [working title]: An urban fantasy tiology, 12 girls are chosen by fate to carry on the powers which keep the universe in balance. At 18, these girls are unprepared for the change, and for the war Limbo declares on Earth at its most vulnerable. Demons, death, messengers, and monsters--each of the 12 have their own role to play in saving the universe. With college applications due, a gang-war subpplot, and plenty of the usual romance, purgatory may be the least of their troubles--and how are a bunch of teenage girls going to save the planet anyway, when they're having enough trouble saving themselves.
*[So this one I've been working on refining the plot for like...4 years maybe. Since I got into Buffy and other things I see a lot of similarities which are now influencing what was already there. But it's still my teen novel baby.]
~Milennimania [working]: In an alternative summer of 1999, an alien space ship is spotted by hundreds in broad daylight at Venice Beach, CA--but was it a hoax? Hollywood elite, the FBI, and a group of disenchanted high school graduates all attempt to uncover the truth, intermingling with their day-to-day lives, before the 20th century comes to an apocalyptic conclusion.
~The Lost Girls of the Emerald Cliffs [working]: In a school by the sea, 13 girls tell their stories through one school year of their lives together. Each have incredible pasts, and whimsical adventures, and all must come to terms with themselves before they can move on into their next lives.
~Tropicana: It's summertime at the Blue Lagoon resort in Miami Florida, a fantasy land for vacationers, and host of the Little Miss Tropicana pageant. But something dark lurks under paradise, and our cast of has been and starlets each have their own secret agenda. Blood is on the line, and nightmares become reality before a dark comedy of errors can answer the timeless dilemma:--what do you want from life?
So it just occurred to me that I am putting these ideas on the internet where they can be knicked from me...but I really want help, so, vote fast so I can started straight away and claim the rights? [I've been especially paranoid all weekend, no mind.]. Please and thank you. PICK TWO REMEMBER. Rad.
[Also, nevermind the fact that I have a thing for crazy people, aliens, apocalypses, and drugs.]