Kickoff: Nano Number Six


November 4, 2007

CAN it really that this year marks my sixth foray into the madness of NaNoWriMo? I can tell you this much: back in 2002, I had no idea I’d be writing this entry today. If you’d told me on that chilly day that 2007 would find me with three published novels, hosting an online podcast with Derek called PID Radio, and producing an online news site, I’d have run screaming.

Originally, I entered the ‘contest’ (you win if you complete 50k words or more) as a means to force myself into consistent writing. That first book was titled Winds of Evil, and I honestly believe the Lord helped me a bit. The plot and characters flew out of my brain nearly fully formed — writing like that can be exhilarating and intimidating all at once. I had no idea if the method of ‘write like mad’ would work for me, but as it turns out, it’s perfect. Who knew?

So, as afternoon blends into evening on this, Day Four, of my sixth NaNoWriMo, I once again find myself ‘writing like mad’. The subtitle of my book this year is ‘There’s a Fine Line Between Memory and Madness’. I could be that phrase’s poster child.

Back to work!