Yes, I’m writing a November Novel this year. Oh, you didn’t ask? Well, you should have. Because it’s consuming my life, and I want everyone to know it. Sound vain? That’s okay.
I finally can fully appreciate what a writing friend of mine did the last two November’s while I frittered away my November’s doing a little of this and a little of that–ending up with nothing, while she got the first draft written of two novels.
So this November I thought I’d show everyone, that is–anyone remotely interested, that I, too, can write a novel in November. Only 1667 words a day, right? No sweat. I can say that many words in just a few minutes of jabbering.
Joke. You just try a minimum of ninety minutes a day of the fastest thinking and writing you can do. It’s sweat. And then know that you have to average 1667
words a day so you have 50,000 at the end of the month. That make sense.
I have just ten days left, and I have run dry in my head. I’m hoping for a rain storm of plot twists to drench my brain. Soon. And if you’re a November Novel writer and you’re not having a word drought problem, please don’t tell me!
Laura Best said:
You are brave to undertake this. November is always my busiest month. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. 😉
Laura, you are right–about being brave. But I did want the challenge once and thought it may be a good distraction from other stuff going on. It was a distraction, but also stressful to get the word count some days. I’m relieved now to be finished–one whole day ahead of time–and will proudly display the piece of paper that certifies me as a WINNER! Thanks for writing.