I’m considering trying out National Novel Writing Month in November. The goal is to produce 50,000 words in a month. Only about 15% of those who try finish. I’m excited about it, but for reasons I can’t quite articulate, though they’ve already had me called a snob once (and counting), I’m dubious as well. Part of me loves the challenge, wants to see what would come out on such a tight deadline. And to see if I could finish. Yet, I can’t shake the thought that there’s something kind of South Beach Diet about all this too. Try writing and you won’t believe the results!
Maybe I am a snob.
But then I take a step back and ask myself: what can be wrong with anything whose sole purpose for being is to put people’s asses in chairs writing a lot?
Myself answers: nothing, you idiot.
I kind of like what this guy has to say about it: http://vimeo.com/7564037
Learn more at National Novel Writing Month’s Homebase: http://www.nanowrimo.org/