Hey guys! Well I am very excited to tell you I finally have an idea for this years Nanowrimo challenge! This is the National Novel Writing Month and the challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. This will be my 4th year participating and honestly it kind of crept up on me. The previous years I had an idea ready to go I had been thinking about all year but this year with my job, 2 blogs, and youtube channel I kind of forgot about Nanowrimo. There was a side of me wondering if I should even try to do it this year, but a friend of mine encouraged me to give it a go so I figured why not! But I still couldn’t think of a good idea…
Then last week I was watching the show American Greed about ponzi schemes and swindlers and I got the elusive idea. The show was profiling a man who ran a ponzi scheme and got kind of exposed throwing a lavish party for his daughter on the show My Super Sweet 16 on MTV. While watching the thought occurred to me ‘what must it be like to be that girl?’. To go from your father throwing you this insane party with rockstars performing and Mercedes to drive to not long after it aired your father getting arrested and convicted for fraud. In addition, many people saw her throwing away their money they had invested with her father. I’m sure there must have been a lot of anger and outraged at the daughter since she was the one the show focused on. It struck me as an interesting character to write a story about.
Again I asked the question “what must it be like to be that girl?”. I wonder if she hates her father or maybe she always hated her father and he made her go on the show? Maybe she just went on the show to spend time with him since he was always at the office? Maybe she got caught up in it and had a change of heart after seeing the suffering? Maybe she lost friends. a boyfriend, over the whole thing? I just feel like there is something to talk about and will make for a good book.
What do you think of this idea for a story? Do you have any suggestions for the story? I would love to hear them. Are you guys doing Nanowrimo? What are you writing about? If any of you are in Utah I would love to a do a write in or meet up.
Last year my book ended up being very intense and it was kind of tough to write but I learned a lot as well. Hopefully this story is more inspirational but we will see where the words take me!
This is the girl on the Super Sweet 16.
Here’s a little thing about the Dad