Okay, Prequels don't have anything to do with Christmas spirit, but I'm on a roll here, two things to talk about today.
First, let's get the writing thing out of the way. I got my NaNo project out yesterday and sorted everything I'd written into Back Story, Act 1, Act 2, and Act 3 (which were kind of arbitrary, but at least that way I can see what I have). I found that Back Story has at least as much crap as Acts 1,2 and 3 combined. So maybe I need a pre-story, so that I can set some things up before I try to tell the story that I was trying to get out in the first place. Is it overly ambitious to try for a trilogy before I've managed to complete even a short story? Oh, who the hell cares, I'm going to do it anyway.
I've managed to delete all of my dead husbands at this point, but now I have too many alcoholics. As Roni and Tiffany pointed out the other day on Twitter, dead wives are all the rage, so I may have to jump on that band wagon and work one in. Especially since I'm just not good at vampires, shape shifters or mer-people. I'm thinking maybe I can substitute PTSD for addiction in one of my characters. We'll see. I need to sit in a few more traffic jams to work this out in my head.