November is National Novel Writing Month here in good ol’ ‘MURRICA.
Perhaps you have heard of this. I had not until a few days ago. So I went over to nanowrimo.org and signed up. If you don’t know what the deal is, basically you write a 50k word novel during the month of November.
It sounds like a lot of fun and frustration. So obviously I’m all over it!
I wonder if you would join me? This blog is dedicated to writing science fiction and getting better at it, so why not try to write a short novel? I think the goal is attainable, but will still be quite a challenge.
I’ve already been planning my story, and I can’t wait to get it down.
It will have spaceships, and armies, and alien civilizations!
But I digress.
I chose to do this because it will be a good chance for me to write on a daily basis for a month. If you split up 50k words into 30 days, you have to write about 1667 words a day. That adds up to quite a bit of time.
Quite a bit of time spent writing.
And when you spend time writing, you spend time improving your writing abilities. And that’s what we’re all after right? We want our readers to like our writing, so that they will want us to write more for them. We want to uphold the sacred trust between author and reader.
Plus we want to write cool Sci Fi that doesn’t suck.
So if you haven’t signed up yet, hurry up and do so! Write a novel with me during November, and let’s share the experience of doing something awesome.