I’m one of those people: the ones with a half-written novel molding in a desk drawer.
We are many.
I’ve been part of this society for years, starting fiction projects and stopping them while I attended to other business. But I want out. I want to join a more exclusive club, made up of people who have a novel with a beginning, a middle, and an end. The whole enchilada.
Lucky for me, I’m now being chased by a very real and terrifying due date. I’m turning 40 in 2013. That’s the deadline I’ve set for myself: I will, I can, I must have my project finished before I turn 40.
That’s why I’m making this little journal public: to keep myself accountable.
This won’t be an SEO-optimized blog that provides inspiration and insight to writers everywhere; rather, I want it to be a place where I can post updates and thoughts as I go. A set of very personal breadcrumbs that I can use to re-trace my creative process.
My title of my book is GONE MAD, so that’s what I’m calling this blog.
It’s strangely appropriate, in the circumstances.