Although I haven't thought a lick about NaNo this year [I plan to just wing it and hope it works]....I've been working on a new story.
I got a new journal for Christmas, leather-bound, and I decided I would use it to fill up the empty spaces in classes when the teacher isn't doing anything. I'm only about 5 pages in and on my second day of writing, but it's really nice not to have a deadline each day.
The story is about a girl [Elizabeth] who died, she has to figure out how she died by viewing the memories of people she knew personally. Which makes it difficult if she was murdered by someone that she didn't know. But, while alive, she had a crush on Justin Marr, someone who had never thought about her a day in his life. SO, she begins going to a coffee shop he frequents nightly and talking to him, just because at night there are memories she is afraid of.
Then one night, she gets up to leave and he says something to her.
He doesn't know why he said it, or who he said it to, but the Elizabeth decides to stay. Justin begins talking to her, not really expecting a response, but just because he can.
And for some reason, he can hear her.
Which then takes them both on a journey to help her pass over into her next life [heaven or hell] and figure out how she died.
Yeah, it's a little rough, but I like it. It was inspired by a prompt my English teacher gives her classes daily. "Where were you one year ago" and my story starts out with her talking about that. I just got to the coffee shop bit, but I think I know where it is heading.