Post #7: National Novel Writing Month

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/

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4 responses to “Post #7: National Novel Writing Month

  1. Kind of a sick and twisted writing experiment, but I am definitely doing it. I figure, what’s the worst that could happen? I’d learn a little more about writing.

  2. No, I don’t think I’ll try it. Am on a short fiction push lately, and waiting for final edits of JINGO (two weeks now; getting antsy…). So honestly without feeling like I’m copping out, can’t handle it right now.

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