October 31, 2009

Write a Novel in a Month? Sure. Why Not?

I am hereby announcing my intention to complete a novel in a month. Just me and a couple hundred thousand other people at National Novel Writing Month.

Here are the rules:

1. I can't start writing until November 1st and must stop by midnight November 30th.
2. A novel, for their purposes, consists of 175 pages.

That means about 6 pages a day, but I know I'll have a couple days when I can't write -- like my nephew's bar mitzvah mid-month -- so I'm going to aim for at least 7 pages a day.

I'm going to blog about the experience every day. Why? Because the fear of public humiliation is a great motivator.

Please drop in daily to check on my progress, cheer me on or make fun of me, if it's warranted.

And if you're feeling brave and have always wanted to write a novel -- JOIN ME!

Can't wait to begin the writing adventure tomorrow, but for now . . . I'm grabbing a bucket of lollipops and heading outside to enjoy a spooky night filled with trick-or-treaters.

Happy Halloween!!!

2 comments:

Dan said...

You go girl!

Mary Hershey said...

Gooooo, Donna! How exciting! Can't wait to follow your journey.

If you need additional motivation, I have a few tricks up my sleeve that work for me. Public humiliation is a good one, too.

:-)
Mary

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