Just what I needed. A possible idea for next year’s NaNo novel. Should I blame the person who posted the question on the NaNo forums–“Already have an idea for next year?” Or was it that article about the destruction of Native American culture that got me to thinking about my favorite downer, the inescapable xenophobia of humans?
I’m close to the end of this year’s novel, with too many notes already accumulating about the work that it will need when I get back to it sometime next year. Even for someone who starts planning the next NaNo novel as early as March, this is extreme. And I really don’t want to be writing a novel that requires I actually make use of all the articles I’ve been collecting on fun subjects like environmental degradation, climate change, growth of police states, religious fanatics and their political ambitions, overpopulation, and much, much more.
But some ideas are like viruses. They sneak in and invisibly multiply until they take over the system and finally explode in fever, aches and pains . . . ahem. They explode in a burst of creativity. Another science fiction novel? This time with aliens?
We shall see.