Thursday, October 06, 2005

Write a Novel in 30 Days

It's that time of year again and the good people at NaNoWriMo are challenging you (yes, you. The one in front of the computer screen. Come on. You have too much time on your hands anyway - we know. Stop reading about Tom Cruise and downloading dubious quality MP4s and do something.) to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. 30 days which include Thanksgiving, yo, so that's actually like 28 real days since 2 days are taken up with cooking, eating, and dozing in front of the TV. So give it a try, and 28 days later you too could be an actual real live Writer. Or a zombie. Or both. Whatever.

Here are your simple instructions. I signed up, I'm going to try it, and while it's way possible that I'll give up in a fit of alcoholic despair after 500 words, you can probably keep it going.

5 comments:

Sweet Tea said...

You're so right! I have been spending way too much time looking at pics of Cruz and his daughter--strike that, I mean girlfriend. Though, I would sadly give up after the first paragraph.

Good luck to you! Don't give up. You are a fabulous story teller.

syntax said...

i mentioned this at the cotillion... i attempted it last year, but found out the hard way that working days and taking a physics class @ night does not mix very well with novel writing.

i'm willing to give it another try, though.

1000 black lines said...

It's an average of 1700 words a day which is very attainable for bloggers who post daily.

modpez said...

not so easy if you can't type well which i can't.

Edgy Mama said...

Can I just edit my 76,000 word novel in 30 days?