November is National Novel Writing Month. It's when you try to write a novel (50,000 words) over the course of a single month. I'm thinking of participating this year. You can do it officially, which looks like it might be fun, or you can do it on your own, relatively unheralded.
But I have a problem. Even though I think of ideas in my mind, they always seem…lame…to me when I start to write them. So, I'm trying to decide if I should bite the bullet. I mean, I've always wanted to write a novel (I've started several since I was in 5th grade), but I always run out of steam. And I write nonfiction mostly, so I also run out of creativity.
If I sign up for National Novel Writing Month, though, I will have an impetus to “just do it.” And maybe if it's lame, I can tweak it later. The idea is to just get it done, right?
Tags: National Novel Writing Month, write novel, write nonfiction, write a book