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:
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!