Part of the reason I thought the CatNoWriMo was such a good idea was because it would give me focus. In my mind, category novels have a concrete set of boundaries. Writing one would allow me to take a creative endeavor and guide it down a path already paved and traveled.
What I forgot to factor in was my own insanity. It doesn’t matter that specific lines are looking for distinctive things if I can’t deliver. I don’t seem able to come up with just a Romantic Suspense plot line. It’ll start out that they are running for their lives and then, OH LOOK! it’s a Demon Apocalypse. Err, how did that get there?
Ok, ok, let’s slow it down. Let’s go with a straight contemp, Friends-to-Lovers scenario and then OH LOOK! why are the neighbors being strangled in their laundry rooms?!? GAH!!!
I can’t seem to do one thing at a time, not even with a road map. I really want to write a category — I grew up loving them, but I’m not sure I can. For other books I could get away with mashing things together, — as odd and as painful as it can sometimes be — but do you really think HQ will go for a Secret Demon Baby?