Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Should I or shouldn't I?

If one needs to write 50,000 words in thirty days, that's only 1500 words a day. That sounds easy to a rambler like me. Now, it may be 50,000 words of total blather.

I did once write most of a novel by accident. It was just a bit of fun. I don't think of myself as a writer. I started writing in the first person, as someone other than myself, and it took over. Well, he took over.

And no, I may have problems, but I don't have dissassociative identity disorder (oh yeah? shut up!) Sadly, that "novel" I sort of wrote, or never finished, is forever lost in an old broken hard drive. But it only had one good chapter, as I recall.

All kidding aside, this writing a novel in a month thing is crawling into my brain. I have no plot, no ideas, no nothing. So why do I want to do it? Ah, the challenge!

It would take away from blogging time, but hey, it's only one month.

Uh oh. Help!

Image note: The Google image search term was "bad novel". This boring photograph accompanied a page called "How to write a really bad novel", which actually did not have the instructions to do just this. Instead, it had instructions on how to write a "coming of age" novel, which, well, might be a really bad novel. I mean, just how many of those do we need? I'm not even going to bother to provide the link. Bad me.


TMC said...

I say do it, if only for the experience. You don't have to turn it in to anybody to read or anything.

Or even better, you could start NaNoWriMo, then quit 1/3 of the way through and have me heckle you the rest of the month. And then I'd dedicate my completed, published, Oprah-endorsed, screen-play optioned novel to you, The Girl Who Didn't Finish. Doesn't that sound like a hoot?!

Just kidding. But if you do join, be sure to buddy me. : )

Julie H. Rose said...

I'm going to do it. If I finish, will you STILL dedicate your Oprah endorsed screenplay optioned novel to me, the Girl Who Also Finished but Didn't Get Published?

This IS going to be fun!


Anonymous said...

Oh, you should totally do it, what are you waiting for?!!