Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pick Up Your Pens!


Today starts National Novel Writing Month. For all of you who have ever dreamed of writing a novel, but just didn't think you had the time, National Novel Writing Month is for you. In just 30 days, you can write a 50,000 word novel.  That's 1666 words a day. And according to Chris Baty, the founder of National Novel Writing Month, you don't even need a plot or characters to get started. All you need is to do is turn on a computer and start typing. 

Sure, you might not write a Pulitzer Prize winning manuscript, but you just might churn out a crappy first draft. And that's someplace to start. 

2 comments:

Shanna Germain said...

Damn. I'm just about to start now. Another novel... Eeks!

Why do we do this to ourselves?

Bestest, s.

Alana said...

I'm positive I won't write anything close to a Pulitzer Prize winner, but then, not sure I want to, because that's called too much pressure. :-) Anyway, 4,000 words in and having fun.

Peace,
A