Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A 50,000 Word Novel in 30 Days?

Someone sent me to a website today that caused my heart to beat faster and my eyebrows to raise up several times as I read through the content.  I had never heard of this site before or what they encourage people to do in just 30 days.  And there are thousands of people ready to participate.  Last year they had 120,000 people register and 20,000 people finish what they started....this year I hope to do the same.

No one ever reads a beloved novel and thinks about the initial rough draft....oozing with words and grammatical on sentences and words placed precariously atop one another as a poor excuse for sentence structure.  But....that is generally where they all begin.  This writing project wants thousands of would- be novelists to do just write crap.  Word vomit.  To ignore our inner editor and just write the story that is in our heads.  The one that we've been writing for years.  So, I'm going to do it.  I'm going to jump into the deep end of the ocean and just write.  From 12 AM on November 1 (happy first) - Midnight on November 30 (my shared birthday) I am going to write and write and write. 

I only discovered this site today and now I am trying to pick out a story to tell.  A flimsy outline to pull from, complete with antagonists and protagonists.  I have an idea of which road I would like to follow and I hope that road takes me in the direction I hope to go, but I know it's going to be bumpy.

If you are reading this and you are a hopeful, would -be writer ~ go to the site above and jump in the deep end with me.  If we finish it, we can have a novel ( it doesn't matter if anyone reads it, likes it or understands it) we can say we wrote a novel in one month.

Wish me luck!