If you haven't heard, November is National Novel Writing Month. Alert the press and check it out at http://www.nanowrimo.org !
I am signed up. How hard can it be to write 50,000 words in one month? In all my free time between 3am and 5am when I am lying there awake because of 4 years of Ellie’s conditioning I could be so much more productive. It’s quiet then, no one will interrupt me, ahem, meaning Dave! Why is it that I find it impossible to tune out his voice? He is so much better at tuning me out than I am him – it’s so not fair. But I am working on it. All good married people need to be able to control their psychic space, right!?
Anyway, this is the perfect opportunity to really get my creative sensibilities into high gear. It’ll be like boot camp for out of shape writers. It’s great for someone like me who prefers to write in fragments versus full sentences because they are truly NOT concerned with quality but quantity. Hooray ! I have found my people.
I have always wanted to write a novel and here is my chance. The title of my novel is, Things You Can’t Say To My Face. If you want to be one of my “writing buddies” let me know and I will add you to my list.
I heard about this amazing opportunity to procrastinate getting on with my real work through Laid Off Dad. He is one of the best writers on the web. He routinely uses words like “leitmotif” and “oeuvre” that I am forced to look up because of my startlingly poor French vocabulary. While it's not clear if he is going to try to crank out 50,000 French root words in November, he does plan to participate in NaBloWriMo - National Blog Writing Month, “... just to see how badly I (LOD) can gum up the Interwebs with unfiltered blather”. On that count, because I am a far worse writer, I think I can way, way out blather him.
He references NaBloWriMo via Mrs. Kennedy at Fussy who is encouraging everyone to put some wind into gray November by blogging every day. For the other Blogaholics out there, have at it. Indulge in your addiction and write, write, write. Mrs. Kennedy has graciously designed some really cool write with a gun to your head logos. There is even one featuring Yoda, but it will only be available for a limited time (until George Lucas’s team of copy write lawyers raid her home, abduct her and take down Fussy dot org). So get em while you can.
Again, if you want to be my writing buddy, let me know.