This is part of why I don't do NaNoWriMo, folks. I think it's a great idea (although I would argue that November is a crazy month to do it, leading into the holidays), but it's not really for me. I was going to start blogging as a NaNo-adjacent person (cheerleader, dubious voice of wisdom and encouragement, all around writing of any kind enthusiast) on the first of the month.
Yeah, that didn't happen. In my defense, I have this thing where you start new projects on Mondays or it feels wrong. Which is either my brain's way of procrastinating just a little bit longer, or ... just plain crazy.
Anyway! I've been watching the NaNo participants cheering each other on, settling down at their desks and/or keyboards, and making those words come, and I love it. Thinking about people all over the world, all doing the same thing, furiously typing, is pretty cool, you have to admit. As a friend of mine says, sometimes just doing it is the biggest problem, and getting out of your own way is pretty key. When you're working toward a lengthy word goal in one month, there's not a lot of time to ponder and self-edit and freeze up, right?
What I have planned to do (for the rest of the month anyway) is to blog every day. Might be long, might be short, but I could use some discipline myself, and this way I can feel (a little bit) like I know what you're all going through.
I have some interviews with writers and editors planned, some posts about the nuts and bolts of writing itself, and -- this is the fun news -- some director's cut scenes from Cold Kiss. Scenes that didn't make it into the book, and some all-new scenes, some from Danny's point of view, and some from Gabriel's!
(Okay, I admit it, I miss them all, so revisiting them is really just me clinging and hating to say good-bye, but that doesn't mean you all can't enjoy it, right?)
Stay tuned. And if I don't post tomorrow, someone smack me. Virtually, anyway.