In honour of November, writing, and all things NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, I’m not going to repeat it again), this weeks notebook entry is of the first scrawlings that led to this years story. How exciting!
It all began with a question, but first some context. The heroine of my NaNo project is a secondary character in Queen of Hearts who has been involved in the undercurrents of life in Bridam since a young age. She has no family to speak of except a distant man who may or may not be her father and would never acknowledge her even if he was. This man hates the royal family, believing his family are the rightful heirs to the throne. Anyway, long story short, he offers her the chance of a family in return for a favour. Which leads to the question: What if the Queen didn’t die in childbirth? What if Eri killed her? Which then give her all sorts of motive for hating that family and helping Kara later on in Queen of Hearts. Mind explosion! At least on my part. 😀