Friday, October 07, 2005

10/7 Writing, etc.

Taking a quick break from work to eat and blog simultaneously. It's difficult but possible. (Oops, dribbled some soup down my chin.)

I'm thinking of joining NANWRIMO again this year. It stands for National Novel Writing Month. During November thousands of people attempt to write a novel. Two years ago I completed the required number of words--50,000 and immediately cut about 30,000 of them. They were absolute crap.

But I do love the thought of being forced to sit my butt down and write. During the last year I've filled my life with other things and have neglected my fiction writing. I do miss it, and maybe just need a jumpstart.

Last year I was a miserable failure at NANOWRIMO, but at least I started. This year, I just can't decide whether or not to do it. I'll join up, but come November 1 I don't know if I'll dive in or not. We'll see.

3 comments:

anne frasier said...

i used to kind of write like this.
i would try to vomit the whole book in 4 - 8 weeks, staying in the story, hardly leaving the house. physically, i can't do that anymore -- but for quite some time i was convinced this was the best way to write because you rarely step out of the story.

anne frasier said...

BUT, i wouldn't have been able to vomit books if i'd had a job in the real world.

woulda been too tired.

not good a multi-tasking.

Jer said...

Still haven't totally decided whether I'll do it or not. We'll see (my favorite two words).