Monday, November 5, 2007

National Novel Writing Month is on!

National Novel Writing Month is on! And here is their website!

Funny, If I'd paid attention to what it actually IS, I woulda gotten started already. Here's the lowdown:

"What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month's time.

Who: You! We can't do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let's write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.

Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.

When: Sign-ups begin October 1, 2007. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.

Still confused? Just visit the How NaNoWriMo Works page!"

Sounds fun, eh?? I think I'm going to write my rather fun, swashbucking tale called "Tuesday and The Moon" Hell, I've got 25 days left. 2000 words a day?? No problem! (ERK!!!)

Also, while hanging out in Barnes & Noble, (writing a resume, not my book, slacker that I am! How dare I want to pay my bills and eat!! Write, fool! ) I ran across this book:

First Draft In 30 Days: A Novel Writer's System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript
The link will take you to the Amazon info on the book, including reviews. I might give it a try. Granted, this is an OUTLINE in 30 days, not a draft. I dunno who the hell they're kidding with the title, but I might grab that later this week when more funds are available. Even if I took 60 days to outline, that's still a good ways towards writing that novel of mine before next year...

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