Call me mad, but I’m actually considering signing up for this year’s NaNoWriMo – that’s National Novel Writing Month to most people.
The goal is simple:
Write a complete 50,000-word novel within the 30 days of November. By hook or by crook. It works out at over 1,600 words a day. Every day. I’ve tried twice before, but failed each time.
To be fair, I was working full time and completing my doctorate at the same time.
Now, I’m only working full time. And November is when I’m due to have my knee surgery, so there’s a few days where I’m bed-ridden and several more evenings and weekends where I won’t be going very far.
No idea what I’ll write about, but having recently completed my holiday reading, I’m in the mood for something dark and post-apolalyptic.
I’m not really a lighthearted romance kind of guy, you know?
Or maybe I could finally delve into the world of erotic fiction that seems to be so popular on Kindles. Ahem.
Anyone else out there crazy enough to join in? You can sign up via the link above and we can egg each other on. There’s no chance I’ll be publishing the content here, but I’ll probably describe – in delicious detail – how much I’m not writing.
Just like when I was working on my dissertation.
You’ll love it!