Story idea?

So, I've been dealing with a lot of supernatural for the last year. Embracing it.

Between school(s), the military, and other (ahem) circumstances, I've moved around. A lot. My first significant record at a place was 13 months. And when I achieved that, it was a Huge Deal. Prior to that, 10 days to 12 months, with the 12 months being rare. (I count any residence as a place at which I've received mail, and yes, I received mail at the 10-day place). Then, I actually lived at a place for 18 months. Whoo hoo! Go me! Then, living three-and-a-half years at the last place (even if the last 3 months I technically didn't live there thanks to a break-in), was a Serious Accomplishment.

When we bought our house, people were skeptical we'd keep it long based on my history of moving--which is BS because my other moves were about circumstance--I HATE moving and tearing up roots. So, anyway, I was obsessing earlier today (out of nowhere) about my last house, and as horrible as it was at the end, I was thinking how proud I was to have lasted 18 months there.

Well, a few minutes ago, I all of a sudden had this voice inside my head tell me to calculate how long I've lived here. I can't describe it better than that. It wasn't a distinct voice, or anything like that, but something inside my head told me to calculate.

So, I did. As of today, I have lived in this house exactly one day longer than my previous record. Was it subconscious? Is it because I used to be so obsessed with how long I lived in a place that this is ingrained in my brain? Or was it something else--telling me to realize that I can relax in this house, because it's not going anywhere (my history plus Michigan economy = not relaxing)?

Either way--the brain is an AMAZING thing (which it is) or there are "other" entities out there watching over us. I haven't thought about how long I've lived in a place for AGES and yet TODAY something tells me to calculate, and it turns out to be ONE day longer than my previous record?

So, how does this relate to my novel? Like I said, the supernatural has been in the forefront for me this year, more than ever. The last several (four? five? six?) novels I've read were written by a psychic medium. There's other personal stuff I won't get into.

I've been wondering all day what I was going to write about, and suddenly, I knew I was going to write about the supernatural. I don't know what, or how, but I do know why.


Congratulations on breaking your live-in-one-home record!

If your supernatural NaNoWriMo story will be open for public consumption, I look forward to reading it.

Very intriguing! I also hope to have the opportunity to read it, if you decide to post it publicly.

My plan is to be a NaNo rebel this year - a long fanfic needs serious revision and I hope to do that in November.

Thanks for the congratulations, Leigh. It does feel nice to be in the same place for a while, lol!

Mary--go you NaNo Rebel, you! :)

As far as public consumption, well, we'll see! :)

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Past NaNovels

2010 Winner
Untitled Supernatural Mystery
Final Word Count: 52,769

2009 Winner
Gethsemane Redux
Final Word Count: 52,256

2008 Winner
Circle of Six
Final Word Count: 63,211

2007 Winner
Basic Chemistry
Final Word Count: 56,093

2006 Winner
Trixie Belden and the Mystery at Turtle Cove
Final Word Count: 50,773

2005 Winner
Final Word Count: 50,724

2004 Winner
Beneath the Surface
Final Word Count: 51,021

2003 Winner
House of Cards
Final Word Count: 63,789