I plan to work on a Geek Girls book that I've been kicking around for about a year -- The Geek Girls Guide to Dating a Rock Star. I like the premise. I like the characters. For months now I've been trying to figure out why the thing won't move past page 45. Then Writing Partner Extraordinaire, Charity, said, 'Ahem. Maybe your MC doesn't know what she wants ... or needs.'
And, like most things writing-wise, Charity was right. So I'm spending the last hours before JaNo considering wants and needs and the difference between the two. I'm also pondering external v internal goals and conflicts, and how many is too many. What do you guys think? Is there some magic number?