Novelists, brings up thoughts of sitting by a warm fire, pen flashing across paper. It’s a romantic notion and is probably no longer valid. Most novels are now written on the cold glowing screen of a computer. Don’t get me wrong, that’s great because now everyone has the chance to be an author.
I am an avid reader and after some books I think to myself wouldn’t it be great if I could write my own. An epic tale woven with nothing but my imagination! But reality soon kicks in and I am too busy to follow up. This has been frustrating me a number of times and I think I may have stumbled upon a solution or rather a formula for the solution.
The main difficulty is simply getting words on the paper, sitting down and writing. Now motivation for this can wax and wane and this causes many people to simply give up. Well this time I am going to try something different. National novel writing month or NaNoWriMo is a community of people who aim to complete a novel of 50,000 words in the month of November. Madness, you say! Well yes it is but then all the more exciting for it!
It’s an arbitrary number of words on an arbitrary month but hopefully the result and experience will be valuable. The main idea is that by everyone writing togerther there will be support and encouragement in the community and people can grow using this collective enthusiasm.
So I hope I have convinced you to squeeze in your November schedule one little extra item.
nanowrimo.org – you can become my writing buddy! Username: rangomango