(24 Oct 2003 at 16:48)
|National Novel Writing Month is a project, much like my own Album-a-day project to write an entire 50,000 word novel in one month. Everyone does it in the same month, Nov. 1 - 30. Given how positively my albums-a-day have affected my musical sophistication (or at least my own perception of it), I'm seriously considering doing this. Anybody else interested?|
|I have been planning to do this since last november.|
|I (the "nothing nothings" AAD guy) did this <a href="http://nothings.org/writing/snowman/snowman.html">last year</a>--it was quite fun, and definitely crap art mentality. |
|Hmm, ok, html doesn't work, but you can cut and paste it anyway.
Probably not going to do it this year, as it was a fairly significant time sink. I'd probably be better off just trying to write the whole thing over a four-day Thanksgiving holiday or something. (I was way behind, and ended up writing the last 18,000 words in about 28 hours.)
|Seems like fun, but seems to be way too much work to me as well. 50.000 words, or 175 pages in 30 days...that's about 6 pages a day!|
|jcreed: let's do it!
tuur: It is a lot! But, I have experience with mass output in short periods. ;) I think I can fit it in if I just ignore my other projects for that period...
|I've been meaning to tell you about this, since one of the guys in my program (who also lives down the hall from me) is way into the idea of doing this (although I'd put money on him not getting it done). If not for the fact that I hate writing more than anything else that I can remember ever having been forced to do, then maybe I'd do it.|
|Hmmm... maybe I WILL try... but in dutch, as my writing in english is not that good.
Which is fine with the organization. They only count the words, not paying attention to the contents that much.
|Sure, man, what's wrong with Dutch?|
|Well, I've decided to sign up. I've decided to use it as a brain dump. I want to extract out as much as I can about what I think about during the day and see what else comes out with it. I expect it to be completely incoherent. And that's ok. I just want it to be about the writing.
My friend Rich (www.sadsalvation.com) is going to do it too. He was thinking of fasting for Ramadan this year, though he's not muslim, but doesn't want to do both "projects" at once. I think that he should. I think that his reasons for exploring each of these endurance-demanding processes are connected.
|Plus, if you're not eating, what else to do with the extra free time?|
|I am in...|
|Yeah!! Novel party!|
|I did it, I am in as well!|