Six days, guys.
"Until what?" you ask, you oblivious fool.
National Novel Writing Month, November annually. It's thirty word-packed, caffeine-saturated, insanity-propelled days of writing PANIC, peppered with breakdowns and plot bunnies and terror and excitement and tears. So many tears, both of happiness and joy. Sometimes you can't even tell why you're crying, but you are.
"Okay?" You blink, taken aback by my vehemence and my calling you a fool. You have no clue why this is such an issue.
BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A PLOT YET.
SOMEONE SHOOT ME.
Preferably with an inspiration gun? Kthnx.
I have to have a plan. I have to outline. I have to plot. I have to calculate and numerate and divide chapters and look up names for characters and create twists and spend hours on my computer figuring this out.
I can't not plan. I mean, last year I knew what I was writing about on October 12th, the year before that on the 21st.
AND I DON'T EVEN HAVE A FREAKING PLOT.
I mean, I maybe kind of have a plot. Perhaps? It's all so confusing.
I have an idea for four main characters, and... Well basically, they all know/knew each other, but due to an accident YEARS AGO girl A and girl B were left for dead or worse, guy C has no emotions and guy D is just kind of confused and scarred for life and doesn't remember everything because he was like ten... But girl A got found and sold into slavery and now serves guy C without knowing who he is, and girl B wants to kill guy D for leaving her because she wasn't really dead at all, and A, B, and D are siblings, and D and C are about to inherit kingdoms? Maybe C already has?
BUT THAT'S JUST BACKSTORY. I DON'T HAVE ANY CLUE WHAT THE REAL PLOT IS.
I think maybe there are mystical gems and strange things about powers and divine interference, and D has to go out and find some gems, but C wants to kill him for taking jewels that C needs? And then there are gods and there's something about not being able to rule without these jewels and C doesn't have the ones he needs but it's a secret... And also how do A and B fit into that plot at all?
And there's something about ears. That's important.
GUYS, I don't even know. I am so confused.
I am not doing so well and I might even have a breakdown before my novel even begins.