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. 


Shanna Germain said...

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

Why do we do this to ourselves?

Bestest, s.

Alana Noel Voth 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.