The Holy Hand Grenade of WIPs

January 6, 2011

Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.

I've just started outlining my third novel.

Tentative decisions made:

  • Likely YA
  • My first contemporary-ish setting, but with fantastical elements
  • My main character has a name, which shall remain with me for now, but which has a really nice ring to it, if I do say so myself
  • This may be a series. Egad, someone talk me down from the cliff. However, the Holy Hand Grenade quote reminds me to get #3 right before even contemplating sequels. Here #3 does not refer to series order but that this is novel 3 in my overall novel writing output. Hmm. I think I've also found my "code word" title: Project Holy Hand Grenade.

Realizations made today

  • Good conflict is hard to come by
  • A premise does not conflict make
  • I need to have some fun after the heavy themes of Story 2

Things to do

  • Find a villain
  • Find a plot
  • Pick a perspective
  • Write!

Oh so simple. Just like counting to four. No five! Er. Three.

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