No, I’m not referring to some sort of act which would get you arrested in the South. I’m referring to National Novel Writing Month, which is coming up in November. “Personal Demon” reminded me of its impending arrival.
The idea, for those not familiar, is to vow to write a 50,000 word novella within the confines of the month of November. This means you’d have to write a lot of words (2000/day) over an extended period of time, and the quality won’t be the best. But quality isn’t the point: the point is to force you to sit down and actually write a novel, and not just talk about it (hence the post title).
I’m still deciding whether to do it or not this year. I wrote a novel last March at PD’s suggestion, and managed to finish something I was quite happy with (even though I later noticed that I managed to use the word “funds” three times in the first paragraph, and used the phrase “on foot” twice in the second sentence). If I do it, I may just post the daily results on this blog, for kicks. I’ll let people know what I decide…
I don’t think I’ll be participating. I have a hard enough time coming up with stuff for my own blog let alone write 50,000 words that are strung together to make a NOVEL for pete’s sake! Just to keep the blog alive, I’ve resorted to discussing cats and their habits and condoms most recently! Not the most interesting of subjects, I’ll admit. Unless you put them together, then, well…’nough said.