I’m writing a novel (this month)
I stumbled onto a novel writing contest through a series of clicks that started with this site and led to this site and concluded with a national novel writing "contest' that takes place November 1-30. In order to “win” you have to write a 50,000 word novel in that one month period.
This contest has been held since 1999, and last year there were 59,000 participants and 9769 winners (or people who were verified as finishing their novel). Here is an article from the Washington Post did about the contest in 2004.
Sure, I have a lot going on, but this contest came at a time when I was just itching to do something like this. And, when internet fate intervened, I had to jump at this opportunity and challenge. Not sure if I will make it (must average 7 pages a day), but I’ve got an idea and know it’s worth a shot.
The next month will probably be a lot of update posts, so if that bores you then I’m sorry. However, if you’re interested in the aches and pains of a very novice novel writer, then tune in. Or, join in. I know one friend and blogger has agreed to take the plunge and happened to noticed another Dupont blogger on the Nano Web site's DC forum.
Anyone else with me? You can still sign-up…