Camp NaNoWriMo Update: Change of Plan

You may have noticed I've been absent from blogging, and updating with my Camp NaNo progress for the last few days. That's mostly for personal reasons (i.e. Mother Nature) and generally feeling quite apathetic.

However, in that time, I've sort of lost the spark I had for my Cupid story, and got bitten by the bug to write a different story.

Last week I heard Care Bears on Fire's cover of Everybody Wants To Rule The World.

I haven't been able to get it out of my head, and have been listening to it all week. Upon Googling to see what the three girls looked like, I was hit by a sudden stroke of inspiration. Out of nowhere, I had a fully fledged character called April, who is 15/16, in High School, is what you'd call Emo, and into comics, video games etc. 

I had no idea what to do with April, but she was begging me to tell her story. 

Then today inspiration struck again, when an image of a blonde, perky cheerleader called Brooke popped into my head, announcing she was April's foil.

After a little more thought, I came up with the idea of April, and her best friend Lara, your average teenage outcasts. They're into all the weird things the 'cool' kids aren't; video games, comics, alternative music/ fashion. Their counterparts are a trio of Brookes, who are everything April and Lara aren't; perky, popular, good looking -- the High School sweethearts.

But what makes this story different from every other High School story about the cool group versus the outcasts?


What happens if the zombie apocalypse starts at High School? What if, after watching one of the Brookes and her friend Lara, get ripped apart by zombies, April had to team with the remaining Brooke to fight off the horde? Can April put her hatred for Brooke aside, and use the skills she's learnt from playing video games to survive the zombie apocalypse?

That's what I'm hoping to find out!
From tomorrow, I'll be working on this new story. I'm aiming for 30k again (which is how much I got for Cupid), and then at the end of the month, I'm going to see which story has the best potential to continue with.


  1. You really get bitten by a lot of writing bugs, don't you? LOL! i was kinda looking forward to Cupid, so I hope you finish it sometime! :D

    1. Apparently so! LOL

      Hopefully I'll find the inspiration to finish it, but right now it feels like a chore, so I'm hoping a change of pace does the trick. :D

  2. Zombies! Awesome. :) That sounds like so much fun.

  3. I love it when characters just hit you over the head like that. You have no choice but to go where that inspiration leads you girl! Can't wait to hear more about this zombie plot.

    1. I seem to be getting a lot of this time of inspiration lately; my muse has gone hyper. Thanks for the words of encouragement, Jay, hopefully I'll have something to share soon. :D


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