Writing: it’s so easy caveman can do it

How many of you have said these words,  either publicly, or in your head, “I’d like to write a novel” ?

Well, now is your chance. November is National Novel Writing Month. The goal of NNWM is to write a 175-page, 50,000 word novel by midnight on November 30.   That’s approximately 1,666 words a day, and take it from someone who writes for a living, that’s not very many words.  (FYI 500 words  =  about  one page, single spaced)

The key word here is “write.”  Not edit, not  publish, just WRITE!  

Now for some brutal honesty.  I have taken on this challenge, but I sort of cheated. I started last week, well, technically  last year. I’ve had a story  knocking around in my head and I’ve written bits and pieces, but  this November I am going to attempt to get it out!!!    

Last month, I was inspired to start working on my  story  by Stephenie Meyer (“Twilight” series author). If she can write a novel, with all the smirking, smouldering and other useless adjectives,  I can certainly write one at least half as well, if not better… right?

If you are interested, I found a great  Web site to keep you on track:

www.nanowrimo.org

If writing isn’t your thing, it’s also No Shave November. Instead of writing a novel, you can let all the hair on your body  grow wild while your  razors stay sharp. Personally, I’d prefer to write a novel.

Ready…. set… WRITE!

3 Comments


  1. Good luck with your novel, Heidi. I’m also writing one that I started a couple of years ago, but never completed. NaNo provides a great opportunity to get it out and get it done.

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  2. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for checking out HeidiTown!
    It’s so easy to put a book idea on the back burner (especially when I’m writing for actual money or publication). However, as a goal-oriented person, I believe the National Novel Writing Month will be very good for me! I’ve never set a novel writing goal, so this should be interesting.
    Good luck to you as well!

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  3. I was going to tell you about this when I saw you next! I want to do it, just not sure if I should go with the existing effort or just start fresh and set the goal without over-thinking it. Best of luck on yours and I’m hoping I get a peek? Let’s try to set aside a writing/encouraging/sounding board night. (Less snow.) I’m off to check out this site now… thanks for the tip!

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