Friday, November 5, 2010

National Novel Writing Month

Hey, remember my last post when I was whining about all of those interests and hobbies of mine that I never seem to have time for?

Well one of them is reading and writing novels. I'm a pretty avid reader (well, in the summer that is, when I have enough brain cells to devote to it). And I've recently started writing my own novel as well. I've been pecking away at it since last summer, forty minutes here, an hour there. Mostly on Saturday mornings.

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The concept is a bit terrifying: the goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel from Nov. 1st to midnight, Nov. 30th.

I'm intrigued by the whole idea, but I'm not sure yet if I want to sacrifice all of my "me-time" to it. I've missed the boat this year anyway, but I'm researching tips and tricks, just in case I decide to take the plunge next year! I came across this very informative and entertaining piece by Doyce Testerman. If you enjoy writing, I'm sure you'll love reading this as well!

In the meantime, how do you make time for all that you want to do??

1 comment:

  1. Cool post and what a neat goal...though I agree a bit scary in the allotted time frame. Off to check out the link now.
    Thanks for sharing!