Friday, November 07, 2008

Engergized... but I Need Help!

"Change your thoughts and you change the world." — Norman Vincent Peale

I think I've finally remembered my goals for this novel. I looked back into all my prework, not just the scene ideas, and stumbled on all my kooky characters I'd forgotten about! It absolutely energized me, and I've been writing all morning. I'm up almost 1000 words, and hope to double that before anyone wakes up.

But...

I've decided I need to create a fictional town name. I've been using "Fair Play", but that's a real town in California (I know, I used to live a mile away from it, in another little town called Mount Aukum) and I'm messing with the place so much, I don't want to annoy any of the 32 people who might know about it.

So... names.

It's a tiny town in the Sierra Nevada's, about 30 miles from Placerville. It's got the bare minimums: general store, post office, etc., plus a few extras like a hair salon and cafe.

I want the name to mean something, though I'm not sure what. Maybe something about being reborn, or starting over. Maybe believing in oneself or others?

Any thoughts?

Okay... back to writing.... wish me luck!

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8 comments:

Dru said...

Woo Hoo, 1,000 words..that's great!

Maria Zannini said...

...and she's back on line!!

If you can't use the actual town name, steal the name from another state. In Texas, we have Gun Barrel City, Cut and Shoot, and Necessity. A few miles from where I live now is Fate, TX.

Lots of unique names to choose from.

Glad to start reading you again, Marianne!

Sarita Leone said...

Love it that the writing is going so well. You're doing a great job with this novel; keep up the good work!

groovyoldlady said...

Genesis
Pegasus
Flack
Regilded
Guild
New Genesis
New Philly
Happyville
Cornville (real Maine town)
Unionville
Unity (real Maine town)

anno said...

Phoenix (to take a cue from maria z. and steal names from other states)
Newton
Starting Over
New Destiny
New Hope

Great job on the word count today!

Tori Lennox said...

Coming up with names is fun! I like the suggestion of New Hope.

Brandy said...

I liked groovyoldlady's suggesetion of New Genesis. Too cool! (Don't forget a lot of those towns in the Sierra Nevadas were founded by the Welch and Irish.)

You're doing fabulous to write 1, ooo words! Woo-Hoo!

Ceri said...

There's also a Unity in NH, the famous Unity where Obama and Hillary got together this past summer.

I love the name Regilded.