Yes, you read that right...I'm writing a Novel in November. My aunt Roberta from Con-tain-it sent me a link a few days ago for this amazing challenge. After much reading on their site I decided to bite the bullet and sign up. You can check out National Novel Writing Month at http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/whatisnano.
The basic concept is to write a 50,000 word, 175-page novel starting November 1st and finishing by November 30th. There are no rules. Just write. They even tell you that you will write mostly crap...but this challenge isn't about quality, it's about quantity. Most people who want to write a novel fail before they even begin because they are too hung up on what they are writing. This exercise is designed to show people that they are capable of writing and that it's easier when you just don't think about it and just do it.
According to my calculations this is how is breaks down.
If I write everyday I'll have to write 5 pages per day OR approximately 1,700 words per day.
If I dedicate 1 hour per day to writing then I'll have to write 1 page every 12 minutes OR 30 words per minute.(I don't even know if I can type 30 words per minute!)
I anticipate that at least 5 hairs on my head will turn gray each day that I participate.
I also anticipate that I will pull out at least a handful of hair each week that I participate.
I have concluded that I will look like this on November30th...
Yes, I know he has a mustache, but if I'm spending all my free time writing then I won't have time to go get my upper lip waxed like usual so I probably will have a fuzz stash too!
In conclusion, this Novel Idea will either result in my becoming a genius OR a crazy lady...but they are really one in the same anyway aren't they?
Any suggestions? Should I go for drama, comedy, tragedy, horror? Any words of wisdom for me? Any wishes for Good Luck? Anything....