A novel in a month?

This morning as I was waking up, drinking my tea, I was browsing the various blogs I like to read. I haven’t visited Lori Greenburg for a while. A while, is about a week. I came across her post about National Novel Writing Month. Write a novel, 50,000 words in the month of November.

At first I thought, is she crazy? How would anyone find the time? Then I looked at the website, read a bit, and started to feel that twinge of excitement. It started small and is slowly growing. Could I do this? Do I have enough in me to do it? How would I start? What would I write? I still don’t know the answer, but I signed up. I added my name. I am thinking of plots and ideas. I made the step, I have a commitment, I am going to try.

I have always been an avid reader. When I was a kid, teenager, I always thought it would be cool to wrote novels. I read a lot of everything, including chick lit, fantasy, romance, historical romance, sci fi, or whatever catches my eye. Some of my favorites are JK Rowling (of course), Janet Evanovich, Diana Gabaldon, Anne Rice, and Jennifer Cruise. There are many more, but you get the idea.

Do I think I could ever live up to the reputations of these great writers. Absolutely not. However, one will never know until one tries. The idea behind a novel in a month, is to just do it. Get the words out, expecting them to be drivel. I am good with that. I will help me to know if I am really meant to write or not.

After all, I really enjoy my blog. I love to write here, about just any old thing, so we’ll see what happens in November.


2 thoughts on “A novel in a month?

  1. I followed the link you gave to the National Novel Writing Month and discovered that there is also one for a blog a day in November! Whew! That sounds hard to me! I applaud you in your decision to try to write a novel in a month! I have always wanted to write a book as well and have also been an avid reader all my life. I wish you a happy journey next month! Don’t neglect your blog, if you can help it, for I am quite addicted to it!

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