Well, NaNoWriMo may be over but the outline still needs fleshing out, so that’s what I’m up to at the moment. Not achieving anywhere near NaNo levels of wordcount, but so long as I get a rough idea for what happens on each day down, more words can come later.
Then it’ll be going back and fleshing all the rough ideas out into an actual complete rough draft. Which… may be easier now that the bunnies have finally settled on what the World Below “looks” like. I swear I didn’t know it was a hollow world setting until about halfway through!
Terminology is being a bit of a stumper in some cases. There’s two different groups the players fell into, but I know the denizens had a term that included all of their “profession”. Just need to figure it out….
Also now that the main characters are pretty much nailed down in my head, I’ll have to go back and figure out exactly (instead of just broad strokes) what the Bad Guys were up to, and who our Good Guys call for help at the last minute. Also get in more details of the craziness happening on Earth as monsters start cropping up all over the place.
Hopefully I’ll also get back to chapter 8 of Track and 2 of Not a Princess. NaNo may be great for nailing a rough draft down but it does tend to wipe you out as far as energy for fic goes!
Also the number of fic ideas and original ideas I have piled up around the room that the bunnies would rather go after instead Because Shiny is… a bit impressive. Years’ worth. They need to be sorted and organized. Badly. Eep.
(There’s one urban fantasy idea, for example, inspired by Black Lagoon – and yes, fay with guns because modern people aren’t scared of bumps in the night but they are scared of high-caliber pointed at their faces… and ack, I have no idea where I’d find the info on modern firepower – or the time to research it! – to pull that off….)