Fairy Tale Fails is my current Nanowrimo project. As such it likely won’t see the light of day. I have the cold, I’m feverish, and this is somehow writing a story. I do not expect it to make the slightest bit of sense. I went to type in Fairy Tale Follies as my title but ended up with fails instead, hence the name. I may just go with Fairy Fails I’m not certain. It doesn’t matter though.
I’m aiming for 2,000 words a day.
I may not read, or post on forums, answer mails, or messages, or
Day 1: (1850 Words) You are a fairytale Prince/ss. Like Sleeping Beauty, your parents throw a party to announce your birth. Depending on who they do and don’t invite to the party, picks your Fairy Godparent. I might use goodparent or goodfairy instead, either way they’re interfering, meddle in your life and may be as much of a help as a hindrance. There’s two, one’s a traditionalist who I’m using the placeholder name of Dahlia Darling for. The rebel fairy is Thistle Thorns.
The Fairies will decide your Blessing and Curse. Blessings are Grace, Charm, Magic, Clever. Curses are Clumsy, Shy, Unlucky and Unwise/Foolish/Naive, not sure of the last, I’ll probably go with Foolish since fairytales do have a tradition of foolish folk still managing to stumble their way onto a happy ending. Adding in Rebel/Traditionalist these are also your opposed stats. You may take a blessing and no curse, or a curse and no blessing if you want.
Challenge number one for me is to ensure that curses are every bit as much fun as blessings are.
There is a coming of age trial wherein you overcome a few challenges, pick a gemstone that will colour coordinate your whole wardrobe with your hair and eye colour and select your name.
Then you must acquire your noble steed. Each noble steed has a separate quest. Your steeds currently are Fast Horse, Grumpy Horse,. Unicorn, Ugly Horse, Pretty Horse, Plain Horse, Donkey. These might change later and may end up just being cosmetic.
The donkey doesn’t really count since he’s just a Prince who was an ass to a fairy.and you need to fix (or not as the case may be).
If I cheat and add all the words above to my word count then I’ve written over 2,000 words today and hit my target. Yay!
Please don’t get at all excited by this project though. I do not expect to finish it. If I can actually do a week of 2,000 words a day though I’ll be happy.