And sometimes the bunnies are just hysterical.
No, really. If you’ve read “No Plot, No Problem”, you probably know about the Random Ninja Attacks that you can throw in to spice up any stubborn plot.
I get Random Folklore Attacks. Seriously. Odd bits of info will just bubble out of that Ominous Chained Vault of who knows how many years of reading the weird and the unexplained, and once in a while they’ll even advance the plot.
And yes, my bunnies love Exact Words. Waaaaay too much, sometimes.
But what the heck, I’ll take even the latecomers to the party. 🙂 After all, the nice thing about NaNo is that you toss in what you want – and then sort it out later.
This, I think, is the real trick to foreshadowing. Get everything you want in the rough draft, then go back when you’re editing it and make sure you hint at it all before it shows up!