Sunday, October 10, 2010


21 days until National Novel Writing Month

I've come up with a name for my NaNo novel as well as for each of my characters. The title of this year's novel is Thinking of You. Rebbsie's waves manipulate thought so it's an appropriate title. I've come up with seven characters as well. I wrote a small paragraph for each of them today and thought I'd share them with you, just so you'd get a glimpse of some of the things that are going on in the novel. They aren't the best things in the world, but they're better than nothing.

Rebbsie Taylor:
She was recruited by the government for a Wave team in 2002 at the age of fourteen. A year later the government started killing off the teams. Her team was one of the last to fall, but they too were picked off one by one until, finally, she was the only one left, of any of the teams. She frequently has flashbacks of times with her team. Her waves manipulate thoughts, the reason she was recruited at such a young age. It's also one of the reasons she hasn't been caught yet.

Wayne Patrick:
By the time the government started killing Waves most of his team was already dead. They were the first team of Waves ever recruited. Only he and one other team member were left. The government quickly killed off his team mate but locked him away inside of their building dedicated especially to Waves. This was because of the fact that his waves manipulate time. They couldn't kill him, his body would just respond with waves that sent back time to before he was stabbed or shot or burned. His waves also echo. His organs age and then become young again unpredictably. He could die from organ failure at any time.

Relic Barren:
He is a Prism employed by the government. His job is to find Waves and identify their power and strength. He enjoys his job, under the impression that he is doing something useful for his country, as his father and grandfather did before him, serving in the army. He is not a man of physical skill and prefers to read and solve problems then run and climb. He is being deceived by the government.

Jamie Mathews:
Her firstborn son was stolen in 2005. She was frantic, doing everything she could to find him. On her website dedicated to the search for her son, a comment was posted by an anonymous person with a link to a private site and a password. She checked it out to see a site dedicated to the dead Waves with information on how the government took the children. Four years later she had her second son and noticed some strange signs. She is determined to protect her son and find her other one.

Ray Mathews:
He was taken at the age of nine by government officials. He has the ability to manipulate natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. The leader of the taken children, he is determined to get them all out and plans for it night and day.

Carson Mathews:
Almost a year old, he is extremely powerful, his waves manipulating life and death. He can not control his waves though they are few and far between.

Brelee Thomas:
Taken at the age of eight, she manipulates the senses of both animals and people. She can no longer walk due to an experiment gone wrong. She has a suspension that the scientists could fix her but they won't. She works the rest of her body as much as possible, trying to make up for her useless legs.

Like I said, not the best written paragraphs you've ever seen, but this ends my planning for NaNo. I have characters, a title, and events. I think I'm set. I'm not really one of those people that has to plan out every little detail. Now, I can't wait for next month, when I get to actually start writing.


  1. Wow, I really love them! I'm still planning out, and I'm not sure if I'll do it or not. I really love the idea! It sounds a bit like a book I read called The Declaration and it's sequel The Resistance. I would most definitely recommend them if you haven't read them already!

    Good Luck!

  2. Okay, I'll put them on my list for after the Reading Trail. ^^