Given that I want to write something original for NaNo I still have great heaps of ideas, half-formed scribbles, and fanfic to rub the serial numbers from to use *g* So I need your help to narrow it down, flist!
To stave off the obvious "just write what you feel most inspired to write" -- yes, I know, and I may very well do that anyway. BUT, since this is, at least in theory, something I would like you to spend your cold-hard cash on, some day, input at which sound the best/most interesting would be helpful!
These are the four I have some characters and some plot already figured out.
1.Romantic thriller with SFnal elements. A scientist trying to invent a new method of space travel meets a concert pianist, and together they have to fight off terrorists who want the scientist's accidental weapon.
2. Alternate History/Fantasy. The walls of Byzantium have to hold against the not-exactly-Mongol Horde (they have dragons, y'all. Things get grim), even as its leaders face internal pressure in this cosmopolitan, political place and a coup in Roma. Yes, it's fucking epic with a cast of zillions stretching from Scotland to Damascus.
3. Fantasy. History comes back to bite not-Earth Epicland in the ass when an archaelogical expedition turns up an artifact that breaches the Veil to the abyssal plane where the demons lurk. People start getting brutally murdered, and the wizard's council is too busy failing at leadership. Thus three plucky students have to investigate and get in lots of trouble.
4. Fantasy. Four friends at college are surprised to find out that one of them isn't a human at all, when another falls through a portal to another Earth where the Sidhe now rule. The others go through to rescue, and the human friends have to fight their way through a dark, dangerous world they know nothing about to rescue their friend.
I'm not going to bother with a NaNo filter, I don't think. Any bitching will be behind a cut, and I probably won't' post more than some snippets, anyway. The only thing I would ask is that nobody be less than encouraging, if I end up posting any of the draft.
If anyone else is doing NaNo, I'll be buddies! I'm lizardbeth