It’s (gulp) a little bit less than a week before the grand novel-a-palooza begins, and I’m forestalling my butterflies and sense of dread by focusing on a multitude of small details.

Of course, that multitude reveals the lack of planning and forethought that I’ve put into this operation. I suppose it’s fortunate that Tim the novelist never planned D-Day, or anything else of moment. But forge on we must. Here’s hoping that my first typed lines will lead to a tumult of typing the likes of which the world has never seen! (A guy can hope.)

So here’s the current plan: Write in Word, post all the text in this blog as it arrives. In Facebook and Twitter, include briefer (and appealing?) calls to click through. Solicit feedback from all the sites. T minus 6 days.