I’ve taken down the majority of this post, mainly so my novel plot idea won’t be floating around on the Internet forever. This was originally a post asking for advice on whether or not I should continue forward with an idea I had for a novel after seeing something traumatic (and related to it) in person. We saw the traumatic event occur two days before NaNoWriMo 2009 began, hence the need for advice (and all the comments on this post!).
Here’s the tail end of the post, left in tact largely for the question at the bottom and especially for the picture, which never fails to make me laugh:
At this point, my only other idea is Mr. Cat Goes to Mars. Um…yeah. This started as a joke, but if I don’t decide soon, or think of something else, I might just spend the next month writing 50,000 words about Remy the Cat navigating a spaceship (can’t you imagine him doing this, based on this oh-so-cute photo of him?). He’s cute, but I’m not so sure he’s 50,000 words cute.
Thoughts? Opinions? How do you guys handle topics you’re afraid of, or do you handle them at all?