Author's Forward

Hello everyone. This is my ongoing novel project for NaNoWriMo 2006 ( www . nanowrimo . org ). In short that means it will be written fast, hard, and probably not make all that much sense no matter how much my plot notes beg to be followed.

My goal is to write roughly 1,700 words daily for the month of November, but this fiction will only be updated each time I feel a segment of the story has come to completion. Because of the nature and speed of the writing, there will more likely than not be many errors in the text; any editing I do will happen at the end of the month, when there's time to sit back, relax, and do some real proofreading. At the very least spelling errors will be meticulously avoided, however!

"Desideratum" literally means "something wanted or needed" – it is a fantasy novel set in the world of Abrasax, and a prequel of sorts to the web comic "Nescience."

Those who are interested in learning more about the world of Abrasax are welcome to read the unfinished web comic at this address:

nescience . smackjeeves . com
(no www in front!)

Since I created and own this world and all the characters therein, there's actually not more of a disclaimer needed. Please don't take these characters and ideas and use them for your own without at least asking me first.

Thanks for reading, and here's to making distant goals.

- Enkida