Friday, October 30, 2009

Subliminal Message Alert

You'll all be glad to know (if you read The Last Draft and heard about the chunk I carved out of my finger with a steak knife while cutting frozen blueberries) that my finger is healing nicely. SIGN UP FOR NANOWRIMO. I'm down to one or two bandaids, and the nerves don't send painful impulses to my brain anymore when I'm typing. SIGN UP FOR NANOWRIMO. This is very good news, because here at almost the eleventh hour, I am planning to change my entire story and go with a new inspiration that I captured on the back of an envelope a couple days ago. SIGN UP FOR NANOWRIMO TODAY!

So Eleanor will just have to go on having a secret life that none of us (including me) know anything about. For the next year, she will dream on of being a secret agent who uses her super-klutz powers for good SIGN UP FOR NANOWRIMO while I explore the suspenseful betrayal in Deep Calls to Deep. SIGN UP FOR NANOWRIMO AND GET A PROOF COPY OF YOUR BOOK IF YOU FINISH. The only problem is that I have to come up with a totally new cover, because the pink and silhouettes just don't go with this new idea at all.

I really liked Susan's cover the best of the ones that I did. Some of the kids did their own, and they were very nice too. YOU NEED TO SIGN UP FOR NANOWRIMO. Carissa is doing a story on The Robot Chicken and drew her cover. I thought this was quite creative for her to come up with. Dwight is still waiting for a cover, but he's being difficult since he wants me to actually do (gasp! do people do this anymore?!) original artwork. SIGN UP FOR NANOWRIMO BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. Since it's highly unlikely that I will have time for that, he'll just have to settle for something digital like the rest of us.

You know, I suddenly have this strange feeling that I should write a book next month. I don't know what's come over me. Do you feel it too?


  1. I am so glad you decided to go with the new idea. I hope you don't mind, I thought it was so good I was telling Larry about it. I just have one question. Are you actually going to write a non-humorous novel, or will the serious subject be laced with humor?

    Enquiring minds want to know.

  2. See, that's the only problem. With Eleanor, it was a funny story. With this, it's going to be a suspenseful on the edge of your seat story, and I haven't figured out how I could put any humor in it. Oh well. Maybe I could do both of them simultaneously? What do you think?

  3. No don't do both of them. I would like some of my wife left at the end of the day.

    You know it's funny after I read your blog I just felt like I have to write a novel starting tomorrow. So I went to the NaNoWriMo site and signed up. You can now find me under the weird name of Daddymack. That's what you get when you sign up so late.

  4. See, I get it because you're Daddy (to four wonderful children) and your last name begins with MacK. Can we help it if society comes up with weirdo slang that we are sometimes unaware of until it's too late?