For those of you who have done NaNo or are contemplating giving it a go this year: How did you learn about NaNo? What made you say - "I can do that."
For me it was October of 2006. I was at a bookstore and I saw the book No Plot No Problem by Chris Baty, the founder of NaNoWriMo. I thought, Hey, awesome. I have no plot. This will be great.
This will be my 7th Nano and I find that I'm right back where I started.
I have no plot.
But I do have a character - two actually. My main character Indigo Summerland and Valentine Joel Penderghast VI (she calls him six for short. He doesn't find it funny). I had thought that he would be the antagonist. He keeps hinting he might want to be a love interest.
I work at a title company and I have come up with some interesting names. I've been writing them on a little 3x3 sticky. My boss is probably wondering WTF, but he has yet to say anything.
Here's what I've collected.
These are real names that have come across my desk.
I write fantasy and have found it useful to have a list of possible names handy.