Merry New Year, readers! I hope you’re all doing well and making healthy, attainable resolutions instead of just doing what I do every year and pledging to become a wildly popular billionaire dinosaur-riding secret agent/space pirate. No matter how hard you try at it, the technology is just never there yet, you know?
So, anyway, it’s 12:00:01 or something here in 2013, and I’m excited to get going on this novel and that’s cool and all, but starting a novel at midnight is kind of a NaNoWriMo thing, and the work that you do in that stretch is almost never to be trusted. Here’s what I’m going to do, though: I’m going to go to bed, and then, later—when we’ve all woken up and dealt with any imminent hangovers or life decisions that we’ll eventually decide not to tell anyone about—I’m going to go out and take a walk and find someplace to have some lunch and then I’ll open up a notebook and start working.
That doesn’t do you a whole lot of good, though, because you won’t be there to stare over my shoulder as I write (not that I would stand for that anyway). So, if you could all please come back later this evening, I’ll have worked up a post that you might find worthwhile reading…maybe something with some scans of my notes for the day and some expansion upon them or explanation of them, and also—very, very hopefully—there will also be a copy of the core idea that I’ll be building the whole novel on.
Sound good? I certainly hope so.
Take it easy and be safe tonight, folks!