Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Filled with anticipation

I found an outline for a younger middle grade book, an outline I wrote a year or two ago and promptly forgot all about. I looked it over today and thought, "Whoa! Here's my NaNo book!"

It's the perfect NaNoWriMo project, light and silly. It's about a group of wild animals--a deer, a raccoon, and a fox--who find a cabin in the woods and decide to make it look like people still live there, which will make it a safe den for them to hide in. Just go with it, okay? It'll probably only run about 30,000 words and I doubt it'll find a publisher, but I want to write it.

In fact, I can't wait to start. I have a wonderful, detailed outline and I made up names for all the characters today. It's so tempting to write just a smidge of it, maybe the first chapter--or two. But I have to wait.

I'll try to come up with a decent title before November. The working title is The Cabin on Wildwood Hill, and that's pretty awful. Any suggestions? All my creativity went into naming the Raccoon character Delicious-Smell-of-Walnuts (he goes by Walnut).

9 comments:

Michael McClung said...

Um... wait for it.... no, it's gone, no wait, it's back: Animal House.

K.C. Shaw said...

*groans*

Michael McClung said...

No-one appreciates my genius.

(word verification: "mines" which is what my daughter says whenever she wants anything her brother has.)

Michael McClung said...

Also, can I write a goofy, slapstick screenplay based on your idea (sort of an Over the Hedge 2) if I promise to give you half of the millions it is bound to make when we sell it to Pixar?

K.C. Shaw said...

Go for it! I'm sure nothing has ever been written like it before! :)

Cate Gardner said...

Actually, I think that's a lovely title. Good luck.

K.C. Shaw said...

Ooh, thanks! Since you're the queen of excellent titles, I'll take your advice.

Danielle Ferries said...

I'm liking the title too.

Part of me wishes I was doing NaNo this year now that it's creeping closer, but I'll resist and keep on with the editing.

K.C. Shaw said...

I admire you for that. I've got three projects now that need editing/revising, and yet here I go writing something new.