A Story and a Dead Scanner

November is getting closer and closer, and I have yet to come up with a good idea for my National Novel Writing Month novel. I just have a whispering of a thought that might grow into an idea. What I do know is that I will have a female protagonist. This only makes sense to me since I am a woman, and I have no idea how men think. I would also like my novel to have some sort of spiritual theme. I don’t want to write a fictionalized Wiccan “how-to” book or anything like that. What I would like is to have some of the ideals of the Wiccan faith sort of woven into my story. The characters won’t be Wiccan, nor while they belong to the fictional Mother Goddess religion that some like to think existed in the ancient past. I would like to develop some sort of faith that has ideals like the Rede and the Three Fold Law, and use the story to explore those ideas.

I’m really looking forward to writing this novel. Actually, I’m a little scared because I think I am going to learn a lot about myself. There are things inside that I never get around to working out, and I’m pretty sure some of them will escape into my writing.

On the computer front, my poor scanner has died. 🙁 I was in the middle of scanning some papers this morning, and with three left to go it gave up the ghost. It never was a wonder piece of machinery, but it did the job. It was put to the most use during the last couple of years of university when I had to constantly scan class notes for Dr. Sexy. I’ll tinker with it a little more this afternoon, but I think it’s time I gave it up.

I’ve also fallen in love with the font Nadianne. However, fonts.com wants $22 for it! Yikes! I think I’ll be going through some old CorelDRAW discs to see if I can find a similar font.

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