This will be my first year attempting NaNoWriMo and I've been bouncing ideas off Mokkelke for about three months now. I had a good firm idea of what I wanted to do. I did research. I created characters. I made an outline. I scrapped all of that back in August for another super idea I had. It, too, has characters and outline and will probably be my focus after NaNo and There's a Fine Line is completed. The story haunts my dreams. However, it was the last idea that has really caught my imagination. Based around the legend of the Bokkenrijders, a (supposed) group of Satan-worshipers who rode flying goats and robbed farms and churches, it's more urban-fantasy than romance and features not a single vampire though there may be ghosts involved. I do have a synopsis ready, since I just placed it on my NaNo page, and will place it here for folks to read and snicker at:
The Bokkenrijder Curse
Two-hundred and twenty years ago, the Knights Templar captured, tortured, and executed ten men in a tiny rural village for being members of a Satanic band of criminals known as the Bokkenrijders. None of them were guilty of any crime.
After inheriting her grandmother's journal, Evelyn Chambliss travels to Belgium to learn the truth of the men accused of being members of the infamous Bokkenrijders. Over the centuries, all but one has been exonerated. Though many records have been destroyed, she pores over village records, listens to every folk tale and legend, and even visits the haunted ruins of the Templar Priory in an effort to clear her ancestor's name. While deep within the dusty halls of the one grand temple, she finds aid in an unexpected individual whose connection to the riders, the Templars, and the executions are much closer than she could have ever dreamed.So, there you have it, the basis of the new story I'm working on in between maintaining TaFL. This one, if it turns out well, may be submitted to publishers or self-published. It all depends on if I finish it or not or if I think it could hold its own in the world of Urban Fantasy (if there's any romance in it, it will be very secondary). What do you think? Does it sound like something you'd read?