Nano Spotlight: Dara the Writer

October 10, 2013

Good evening, all! The response to my original call for nano spotlight volunteers has been overwhelming, but I think I’ve still got slots for more interviews. Today the spotlight shines on Dara the Writer, who goes by doregan on the Nanowrimo forums.

Dara introduces herself…
I’m a half newbie, half previous NaNoWriMo participant.  I have participated one before, in 2005 or 2006 I think.  I got 13k in and rage quit soon after.  I didn’t like my story, I was stuck.  It was bleh and I was just a mess at that point in my life anyway.  I can’t remember how I came across it then, but I’ve always had it in my head since then.  I have ALWAYS enjoyed writing; my self-confidence, or lack there of, usually sabotages my attempts.  Early this summer, something, I still don’t know exactly what, snapped and I said to myself, “Hey, you need to get a move on and do this writing thing you have dreamed of since middle school.”  So I re-registered myself for NaNo (even participated in July’s Camp, didn’t hit my goal sadly), started a blog, and plunged in to the world of writing… as much as I could while starting a new, full-time job (I need to pay the bills somehow!).

What are you writing about this year?
My pretend title is “Life and Body Organs,” which is TOTALLY subject to change.  I don’t have a synopsis down yet, sooooo best explanation would be zombies, hereditary insomnia, body organs, all of that as one, big, happy family.  I’m as confused as you are on that, I promise you.  I’m giving myself a month to sort it all out by November 1st.  This is a story-line I’ve been pondering for the past few years Read the rest of this entry »

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