Disconnected NaNoWriMo

disconnected – A Good Boy’s Body

It’s a stupid title, I know. A Good Boy’s Body is the working title of my National Novel Writing Month novel for November because on the advice of my friend, I randomly chose Chris Evans to be the male lead of my story, which meant writing A Good Boy’s Body. Such a weird name for a story and it makes no sense! I’ll change it before I actually start writing the story. Maybe.

the choices for male lead
the choices for male lead

The characters are Theo and Pilar. One is a librarian and the other is a sports writer. I’m still trying to figure out their mindsets and motivations. Do they fall in love on sight? Well, maybe one of them does. Or is it merely lust? For one of them, maybe that’s it. I know how they meet and I have a vague notion of the middle. And of course, as it’s a romance, they’ll obviously end up together.

The way I first set up the story, Theo ends up being a bit shallow and Pilar is a bit too nonchalant. He doesn’t want to press and she holds herself back, which ends up with both of them thinking the other isn’t as interested. Yet they keep spending time together. All talk and no action. Yet I want some action too! I just need to figure out when they start to get some.

Since writing the above, I’ve changed her name to Annelise, completing the theft of characters names from a previous story I wrote. (It was a short story and lost steam before I could properly end it.) I’ve been outlining a bit, to get a feel for the characters. I want to know them by November so that I can write them. I don’t want to write any of the actual story though so maybe I’ll do some character profiles or little “before” scenes to capture their voices and such.

Jordan Davis came out with a new song and I might be using it as my inspiration for this new story. Here are the song lyrics:

“Lose You”

There’s a woman at a table, keeps looking at her phone
And the fella sitting with her, it’s like he’d rather be alone
They’re hanging on by a thread, and that thread’s about to go
This might not need to be said, but I just wanna let you know

I don’t wanna fight, I don’t wanna let you go
Baby, I don’t wanna know what it’s like to lose you (Lose you)
Oh, ’cause people break up, fall in and outta love
But giving this up is something I just won’t do (Won’t do)
And I don’t wanna give you a reason to leave me, watch you drive off in the night
I never wanna feel that freedom that people say they find
I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna know
I don’t wanna know what it’s like to lose you (To lose you)

Yeah, I know I’m gonna say things that should never leave my mouth
When your world’s flying off the handle, I’ll try keep you on the ground
It won’t always be roses, even though you deserve ’em
I wanna make sure you know that what we got is worth it

I don’t wanna fight, I don’t wanna let you go
Baby, I don’t wanna know what it’s like to lose you
Oh, ’cause people break up, fall in and outta love
But giving this up is something I just won’t do
And I don’t wanna give you a reason to leave me, watch you drive off in the night
I never wanna feel that freedom that people say they find
I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna know
I don’t wanna know what it’s like to lose you, yeah
I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna know

And I don’t wanna wind up like that
Baby, I just wanna make this last
And if we don’t watch it it could happen fast
Put me over us, puts you in the past
And I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna know
I don’t wanna know what it’s like to lose you

People break up, fall in and outta love
Baby, giving this up is something I just won’t do
And I don’t wanna give you a reason to leave me, watch you drive off in the night
I never wanna feel that freedom that people say they find
And I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna know
I don’t wanna know what it’s like to lose you

written by Jordan Davis, Josh Kerr, Josh Dorr, Paul DiGiovanni

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