Gearing up for NaNoWriMo next month

crest-bda7b7a6e1b57bb9fb8ce9772b8faafbThe NaNoWriMo website still has the message that they will be “resetting” their website for the 2014 campaign this week, but that doesn’t mean I’m sitting idling by… I’ve been working out some character and plot details in my head (it’s keeping me from sleeping), and I’ve started to work on a cover for the book.  Some might say (quite accurately) that is putting the cart before the horse, but I’ve found that having a temporary cover helps me “visualize” the finished book being out there in the world, and that helps me write it.  Whatever, works, write?  I mean, right?   The name of my books is “Idle Hands” and other than a horror-spoof movie from the 90’s starting Seth Green, I didn’t find another creative property with that title, so unless I think of something better, that’s probably going to be the title I stick with.  I’ll have the cover mock-up this week to post.

More good news. Our Executive VP at Outskirts Press, Kelly Schuknecht, has decided to participate in NaNoWriMo with me this November. She “won” two years ago.  (“Winning” is NaNoWriMo’s way of recognizing participants who successfully write 50,000 words in 30 days).  Anyone else want to join us? Sign-up at