My Nano options…

The polling software didn’t work too well. Err, actually, it didn’t work at all. So here are my three known Nano options.
1 – Diary of an Evil Genius – Title says it all. 3rd person limited omniscient POV, with intermingled entries from the protagonist’s journal. In Snowflake approach: “The successes and failures of a competitor for the title of ‘Evil Genius’ in the once-a-decade international competition.”
2 – Reality for Dummies, by god, Retired – Title says nothing at all. First person POV interviewing former dieties, some of whom are no longer as sane or capable as they once were. Snowflake version: “A young man is guilt-tripped by his mother into recording some of his grandfather and other elder relatives lifestories before they pass on from this world.”
3 –
A Brief History of Devolution – This is the fault of Will Wright, famed creator of SimCity and The Sims. He’s currently working on a novel game called Spore that I can see absorbing every single spare moment I have once it’s released — in the end of 2006. So there’s time yet. The review of a preview was simply novel — descibing how the game will allow you to go from altering single-cell organisms on up into interfering with other planet’s developments. So my idea… Snowflake: “A multi-eon overview to the development and collapse of a completely fictional universe, starting from the Big Bang, and ending with the Gnab Gib.”

None of these are likely to end up too serious. I know I have two votes for Item 1. What do the rest of you think?

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  1. Ceara says:

    I didn’t realize you Snowflake!

  2. Andrew says:

    I don’t, really. A one sentence summary to start from might encourage me — and makes me realize that I really have no plot, again. But this time I have an idea!

  3. Tara says:

    I love the God idea. I think it has enormous potential. It made me think of the song “God is my Friend” by Bob Schneider, which if you haven’t heard it, you really should.

  4. Nathan says:

    I love idea number 2. I can see so much potential. And, of course, it also blends well with what I’m working on which starts with a genealogist interviewing old people in a nursing home to create an oral history of a town when he makes a remarkable discovery…. etc. I’ve got a chapter outline posted if you’re afraid the ideas are too similar. I think I hit the only point of intersection between the concepts, though.

    BTW I got here from your LiveJournal entry. I’ve bookmarked your site so I can follow progress during November. Good Luck!

  5. Xaandria says:

    Oh fine, fine, here’s a comment (although I’ve said the same thing in AIM already…)

    Evil Genius! Evil Genius!

    Although now I’m also torn between that and God, Retired…reminds me of Fizban from the Weiss and Hickman books. For sheer output, though, I think Evil Genius would come easier. And we ALL want you to win this year, if only so you get a little shiny “Winner” icon next to your name in the book.

  6. Andrew says:

    I don’t know, I thought Gods, Retired, was better for throughput — multiple former dieties and similars — multiple story structures, multiple storylines, nothing necessarily connected…

  7. Jenn says:

    God, Retired. Very good. I want to read it more than the 7 books I just bought at B&N last night…

    `sides, Diary of an evil Genius is cheating. You cannot have prewritten material, nor can you just take your personal diary and copy and paste it…. 😛