I have made a commitment to join the nation’s scribblers in November’s National Novel Writing Month:
The idea is you write a whole novel in a month. This sounds crazy to me. But I am going to do it.
I have already started and though it sounds impossible, I do like the thought of actually producing a draft in such a short space of time.
There is a quote by a writer that has stuck in my head ever since I first read it:
‘If you want to be a good writer, write‘.
And so I write. I am not sure how this will affect my blogging. I might put some excerpts up as I go, or just use this space to moan about how awful writing is. Or I might use it to procrastinate and carry on with my usual ramblings and not write a novel at all. I don’t know! I am nervous, because I am arrogant. And I hate to fail. And this is the kind of project that is eminently failable. It took me four years to write my PhD and that didn’t even have a story.
SO if things start to look a little ragged out here you will know why.
If any of you are also joining National NowriMo, add me as your buddy: Quiet Riot Girl.
How hard can it be, eh?
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