I am a procrastinator. I am a lazy writer. I do not write every day. The thought of every day having a set routine of sitting in front of the computer and writing makes me shiver. This is of great annoyance to my mother, Phyllis Zimbler Miller, who is also a writer. She can sit down any time (she has) and write. She is the biggest supporter of my writing. And I'm doing NaNoWriMo for her.
My novel is a children's fantasy set in post-Katrina New Orleans. I have the story written in a tv pilot script format and now all I have to do is write it in novel form. That's how my mom puts it. It's not so easy as that. At least, not for me.
I'm doing this because I work best under deadline. Because I want this story out there. Because I want people to read it and love it. Because I do fantasize that I'll be on Oprah one day talking about this novel or a future one. Any writers who say they don't fantasize about this are liars or live in a cave. I'm neither.
I'm also doing this because my mom (who is also my boss) wants my novel to be a case study for our new book promotion website. Visit our site, leave word at email@example.com, and help my mom get her mind off my book. Please.