T-minus 2.5 hours until the 3-Day Novel contest begins. I have just jotted down a few brief ideas and already the story is beginning to unfold in my mind.
As a surprise, even to me, the story will have an Arctic setting, some 65 years in the future. I am excited to see how the story unfolds. That is one of the reasons I do not do full plot outlines. I like to be surprised. I like to live the story as the characters do, not knowing exactly what the future holds. I am kind of like fate, there is an inescapable ending for the characters, but I have not preordained every step they will take to get there.
Anyway, wish me luck. I may give short updates as to my progress, I may not. At the least I might tweet the word count periodically. I am aiming for around 93,000 words. Both years previous I wrote more than 100,000 words.
Ok time to go drink two pots of coffee.