Please excuse my absence yesterday. I did show up to blog, but Blogger was all glitchy and wouldn't let me post.
National Novel Writing Month ("NaNoWriMo") will begin in just a couple of weeks, and I'm sure a bunch of you are planning to accept the (totally nuts) challenge to pound out an entire novel in a mere thirty days.
Here's what I don't get about NaNoWriMo: Why November? Wouldn't October have been a better choice? Not only would paricipants have an extra writing day (October has 31 days to November's 30), they wouldn't have to cut short their writing time to go Christmas shopping and they wouldn't have to take an entire day off (Thanksgiving) to cook and visit with relatives.
Then again, maybe choosing the second-busiest month of the year was entirely intentional, as the spirit of NaNoWriMo appears to be yes, of course this is insane, nobody could write a novel in four weeks and even if they could, it would stink like three-day-old halibut in a broken refrigerator, but shoot, is that any reason not to make the attempt?
If you'll be joining the crazies this November, sing out in the Comments so we can all have a good laugh at you and then wish you well. (Note to non-writers: When writers call other writers crazy, they mean no insult; they're simply acknowledging kinship.)
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