I need some advice. NaNo starts November 1st and my task this month is to come up with an idea for my novel. We aren't allowed to write anything ahead of time, but you can outline, so that's what I need to do. A week or so ago I got a spark of an idea and wrote about 100 words. Yes, I realize that technically that goes against the rules, but I'll set my bar at 50,100 and call it even.
Following is the passage I wrote, but I'm stuck from that point on and can't decide where it should go. It's possible this is nothing and will never go anywhere, but I'm excited to try writing something completely different - a non-Mexican story, if you will.
What I'm hoping to get from you, my loving readers, is some input on where it could go. I'm thinking a conspiracy of some sort (the clue is the key) but I've never attempted anything like this and I know I'll need an outline to guide me. So please let me know what you think. And have I mentioned how beautiful and/or handsome you look today?
Michael watched the blood run down Ashley's face. Over her eyes that he'd just kissed last night, around her nose that crinkled when she laughed. The blood dripped off her lips, those soft full lips that would haunt him in his dreams.
The hole was tiny. A nine millimeter. With all the blood you almost couldn't see it.
She lay slumped against the wall. Her eyes were glazing over. The splatter was higher up, a dark stain on the white concrete, then streaked along the path where she fell. She still held the key, but her grip loosened as the minutes passed.
Michael rubbed his hand over his face, then turned and looked over his shoulder. "What the hell did you do that for?"
This could use tweaking, I know, but in the spirit on NaNo I don't want to write any more. I can't wait to hear your thoughts.