November is National Novel Writing Month. Did you know that? I'd heard about it somewhere (and thought it a bit odd, truth be told), but I looked it up and found out there's a real organization sponsoring this event! Check them out at nanowrimo.org. Their goal, as far as I can tell, is to get as many people writing as much as possible for a month. You sign up and commit to writing a 50,000 word (175 page) novel between November 1 and November 30. They don't care how crappy it is, just that it IS! It's all about the deadline, baby! I find I work best under deadlines... I totally suck at directing myself to do anything within sensible time frames, so I figure I'm going to give it a shot. There's an idea that's been rolling around in my head for a while and this might just force me to put something down on paper... errr... on computer screen. Want to join me? If anyone would like to sign up, do it and let me know! We can be writing buddies!!
Oh, PS... their website is INCREDIBLY slow today (hopefully not always)... so be patient.