The day before the day before NaNoWriMo

After careful consideration and consultation with some other creative people who improved on my original idea, I decided on Steve the Dog for NaNo this year.

Premise: Steve McGarrett stayed with the SEALs after his father’s death instead of leading the Governor’s task force but remained on Oahu at the Naval Base. He volunteered for an experimental infiltration/espionage program, working with scientists with the goal of projecting his consciousness into the body of a dog. The first lab-based experiments go well, but on his first ‘outside’ test run, something goes wrong and he wakes up, injured and trapped in the dog’s body with seemingly no way out.

The working title is “MWD” (for Military Working Dog) unless I think of something better – feel free to offer suggestions in the comments!

You can follow my progress here at my NaNo page 🙂

Tomorrow night I’ll be attending a Midnight Write-In with my local NaNo group, and when the clock strikes twelve, the typing begins – WISH ME WORDS!



NaNoWriMo – Decision Time!

Okay, folks – I need your help.  It’s just mid-October and I need to commit to an idea for NaNo from which I can squeeze 50,000 words.  I have two ideas in mind – both fanfic, both challenging, and both exciting.

NUMBER ONE – Sherlock/Torchwood Crossover

Yes, this is the same idea from last year, inspired by this amazing fanart (if anyone knows who did this one, please let me know!) – John Watson worked for Torchwood before he met Sherlock, but quit after a huge falling out with Jack (his leaving left Jack on a search for doctor, and that’s when he found Owen). He might have been Retconned, but he still remembered enough to find another purpose chasing danger behind a man in a long coat and a gorgeous ass.

NUMBER TWO – Hawaii Five-0 – Steve the Dog

Yes, Steve the dog. Based on this AU posted on Tumblr: “i got cursed and turned into an animal and taken to the shelter and ended up getting adopted by someone who is really hot OH NO” AU.

Steve McGarrett is cursed into the form of a dog (with his human intelligence, though influenced heavily by canine instincts), is caught by Animal Control and adopted by Danny and Grace. Hijinks ensue.

Steve the dog will look like this, because I can’t get enough of this furry face:

So. I can’t decide.

I have notes for both ideas. Steve the Dog has some unanswered questions that I need answers to before I begin, but I have brainstorming e-mails sent to friends who love the show and know canon enough to help. Torchwood John is outlined in bits and bobs with most questions answered.

Torchwood John has been percolating for years. Steve the Dog grabbed me the second the AU prompts were posted and the canon is fresh and shiny in my brain. Both stories have military elements that I’m prepared to be wrong about but would like to get sort of right (John in the British military, Steve the SEAL).

So please help! Ask me questions, tell me which idea you like better, anything to bring a fresh perspective to both ideas and help me decide.