Dan and I had a nice long chat about whether or not I’m off my rocker, and we came to the conclusion that while I might be slightly disturbed, I’m not completely ready for the psych ward. I’m going to do the National Novel Writing Month contest, which means I’m going to be writing a 50,000 word (aprox. 175 page) novel this month.
Here’s the deal. I never finish any large writing products. I’ve written several books with only a chapter or two completed (mostly nonfiction). And I typically leave my short stories about 1/2 finished. This blog and a few journal and newspaper articles seem to be the only things I can get finished.
It seems like deadlines help. But also, the longest thing I’ve written is my 70 page Master’s thesis. I’d like to tackle a bigger project and actually finish it.
I have a lot of ideas for topics, so I’m going to be running them by my husband later to see which one will work best for this kind of writing.
You can see my official NaNoWriMo site here. And ideally, I’ll try to update my wordcount every few days.
Here’s to trying something new and challenging. Remember that post I did about risks awhile ago? I think this classifies as one.