If you're participating in NaNoWriMo this year you should be at 13350 or so by the end of tonight. I am still not participating. But...
Last night as I was trying to go to sleep, my brain started playing with the next Dennis Haggarty book. I already had the general premise laid out, but not enough that it was blowing my skirt up enough to write it. Last night? My silly brain figured it out. I dragged my butt out of bed and wandered over here to write it down.
You see, I had this idea that Dennis goes off to a conference of rural police chiefs, and I was trying to think of exactly which little town in CO I would drop the conference into. Then it occurred to me - drop the conference into Last Ditch.
Okay, that was a good idea. Not worth dragging my butt out of bed for, though. I'd remember that one. What got me out of bed was the acronym for the conference... CARPAC. The Colorado Association of Rural Police Administrators & Chiefs*.
I never would've remembered that if I hadn't written it down. And just like that, I'm excited about writing this. Silly what lights the fire sometimes, eh?
So, I'm still not doing NaNo, but I may be writing this month after all. In fact, if I start this now, I could have the first draft done by the end of the year. Maybe. We'll see.
What silly things have lit your fire?
*Yeah, it's lame, but sometimes the hoops people jump through to make an acronym are lame, so it works in its own weird way.