The other weekend when I was writing the Writing Prompt Challenge I had this really strange dream about travelling to other worlds (well, only one other world), which isn’t all that odd considering how big a fan I am of Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series. But it wasn’t in the vein of the Dark Tower at all, nor did it have Rebecca and Lane in it (who are characters inspired by the DT). Instead it had some high school girl and a guy I knew many years ago named Pete. I pretty much ignored the dream at the time, because I was too involved with Phooka Tales and then Fie Eoin to bother. But this week I started thinking about the dream again, because it would not be forgotten, and I realized that I had just found my next NaNo Novel! Strange books lend themselves well to NaNo, and the end of the dream was certainly strange. But I cannot remember anything in the middle of the dream. Just the beginning and the end. So I started storylining, and jotted down the notes on stickies. You’ll probably see more of these stickies as we get closer to November, but right now I only have three names (Anna, Atur/Peter, and Kester/Christopher) and a vague idea of what is going to happen (bad guys, world hopping, amulets). I’m not even sure yet if Atur is the bad guy, Kester is the bad guy, or neither of them are a bad guy.
And if Anna’s world poisons Atur and Kester’s world, how do they eat our food? Atur told her that’s why they travelled to her world, for food and medicine they couldn’t get in their own, but that seems kind of suspicious to me….