Sunday, October 09, 2005

This is not a prologue.

So, I had an idea.

As I've said a few times, I'm really itching to get started on the Pornographer's Blues novel, but I dare not actually begin until November 1, because it's going to be my NaNoWriMo Novel for 2005. But the desire to dip my toes into the world, to start dabbling with, and defining, the characters who will populate the world, is getting to be nearly overwhelming.

And then, tonight, out of the blue, I was struck with an idea.

Why *not* start playing with them?

I mean, as long as I'm not writing anything from the novel, that should be fine, right? I mean, I could write a series of short stories, that involve the characters, and the locations, and the situations that lead up to the events of the novel. That would give me a chance to dabble in the world, to play around with the characters, to try on their motivations, to see what sort of folks they turn out to be like. And it doesn't do anything to damage my November 1 start of the novel itself.

"Brilliant!" I thought.

So, over the next few weeks, there maybe a handful of these short little vignettes appearing here. For those of you interested in my forray into NaNo for this year, this will be a bit of a preview for you. For those of you not interested, well, I hope you kind of enjoy them anyway.

The first one will be up tonight. Whenever I get around to finishing it.

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