I'm a schmuck. I know it.
I finally--FINALLY--sat down to try and figure out where I wanted my NaNo novel to go, you know the goal of the book, the conflict, character charts and all that jazz when I realized that I'm no longer very interested in this idea that I thought was so fabulous two months ago. I even put off going anywhere with the idea specifically so I'd have a new project to start on November 1.
This morning I woke up and had the whole first scene--of the wrong novel!--written in my head.
So instead of a sweet YA romance about a girl battling grief and guilt over a friend's suicide and her attraction to the neighbor boy, I'll be writing a YA (romance) about a boy realizing that he's actually attracted to other boys, specifically the quiet, scarred boy who just transferred to his school.
Which means I have a lot of research and planning to do!
Also, if anyone wants to buddy me, my NaNo i.d. is: J. Leigh Bailey