Wednesday, November 5, 2008

National Novel Writing Month

So, November is here. The first thing that means is that elections have finally come and gone and Barack Obama is the President-elect of the United States of America. I for one am pretty pleased with America's choice. James was disappointed that his candidate never even got mentioned in all the press coverage of the election despite his spectacular mustache, but we're looking into therapy, so don't worry too much.

The other thing that November means, for me, is that I will be participating in National Novel Writing Month. What that means is that I'll be trying to write an entire novel before the month is over. The goal for all participants is to get to 50,000 words. I've chosen to work on a story that has been mulling around in my mind for a few years now, and I'm excited to have this impetus to really get going on it. I know you serious writers don't need these artificial deadlines and outside pressures, but one thing I've discovered about myself is that I need a due date. So for better or for worse, I will be writing throughout the month of November, and will hopefully have a finished, if not too polished, novel by the end of the month! Wish me luck.


Stephanie-jean Weber said...

Yah, finally elections are over! We are thrilled about our new President-elect! I have to say that I am HIGHLY impressed with you even making a go at writing a novel this month! My family has always told me that I should write a book, but I have never given it too much thought because it is not something that I could imagine myself being any good at really! I would LOVE to read your novel once you finish it (or at least a rough draft)! Best of luck to you!

Heidi said...

Go you! I think it will be spectacular to read - you always were so creative. Hopefully it goes better for you than journal writing on the mission :)

Tracie said...

Good luck on the novel writing! I've decided I might do in December instead as I'm still busy working on my aunt's book.

I'm relieved the elections are finally over. I think I may be one of only a few in Utah not depressed by the results.