Monday, October 13, 2008

NaNoWriMo Prep 2

As you know if you read the previous post, minions who aren't wusses are not only writing a novel by the end of November, but are basing that novel on a fake plot chosen from this blog. It wouldn't be right for EE not to participate, so I chose my 5 numbers, then chose my favorite fake plot from each of the five face-lifts, basing that choice mainly on whether the idea could be sustained for an entire novel. These are the blurbs from which I must choose my novel's plot.
1. Men use the Golden Flagon to outwit the Gods in a successful battle for possession of the women. The Gods say they'll just make some more.

2. After George's boating accident leaves him blind, he fears he'll have to give up his career as a NASCAR driver. Can Mary, his lovely pit crew leader, convince him to keep driving?

3. With a supply of deuterium from a North Korean friend, Physicist Elmo Lurp agrees to build a nuclear device in the basement of his apartment building. But he realizes his need for a more sophisticated laboratory when he discovers his wife has used all the heavy water for the laundry.

4. It was his song; it was her song; it was their song. And hearing the cover band butchering "The Wanderer" on the night of their anniversary pushes Christine over the edge.

5. When urban rapper "500" Cent learns he's the illegitimate son of Malcolm X he leaves the hip-hop lifestyle behind in his search for a time portal.
As you can see, while each could be a comedy, only numbers 2 and 3 would have to be comedies, while the others can go in many directions.

I predict that even if this whole idea sounds ridiculous to you now, once you've taken a few minutes to choose your plot, it will become the most important project in your life. Trust me.


Kiersten White said...

Wow, you are actually going to write one of those? I'm so impressed!

I'm still undecided. I wrote a whole novel in June. Maybe I'll give it a shot though.

Sarah Laurenson said...

I think 3 could be a great spy thriller.

Nice choices. Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Will you post a daily or weekly word count?

Chris Eldin said...

Opening your shorts is the most important project in my life.

Robin B. said...

I can't do this. I'm in rapid work mode on my own novel. But it's such a cool idea!