- My NaNoWriMo Idea
- October 4th, 2011
So, I changed my idea two times already for NaNoWriMo. First, I wanted to write about the teacher's strike and them not writing seniors letters of recommendations for college. That issue was resolved rather quickly, though, so there isn't much I can really write about. Then, I thought about an old man who lives right next to a high school field and all the things he sees going on between sports and marching band and whatnot. But, I can't really come up with a lot of vignettes for that.
Then, Mika gave me an idea. I was listened to "Any Other World" when I thought of it. This guy is with one of his friends, who's giving him a ride home one day after school. The two of them are joking around, and she's not paying too much attention while driving, and they end up in an accident. The guy survives but the girl dies and he's haunted by this fact. A few years later, he sees here around a lot for some reason, looking lost and confused. Finally, he chases after her one day, into the middle of the road, not paying attention to traffic. He's hit and dies, but wakes up in the afterlife which looks and functions exactly like regular life.
That's the point. You don't know you're dead. It turns out that the girl and a few other people are a select few who know they are dead, and that they are being targeted by a higher authority because they know this. The boy is roped into their little group and somehow able to come back to life in the regular world and return to the afterlife as he pleases.
Well, it turns out those higher ups are actually the group that the girl is a member of, and there after no one in the afterlife. They try to get people in the regular world to die so they can join the afterlife. And they don't like that the guy can come back to life as he pleases, so they start to target him...
I'm really excited to write this. Ah, November can't come soon enough!