Powered by Bravenet Bravenet Blog

Subscribe to Journal

Friday, October 8th 2010

8:42 PM

Do you NaNoWriMo?

November, if you didn't know, is National Novel Writing Month. The goal is that people around the world dedicate the month to actually writing a novel. I've participated over the past three years and have just signed up to participate again in 2010.

Now, you may be wondering, is it really possible to write a novel in a month? And, is it a good thing to write a novel in only a month? You may even be wondering, does the world need any more novels? Aren't there enough people churning out novels already without this encouragement?

The answer to the first question is yes, it is certainly possible to write a novel in a month. The emphasis on NaNoWriMo is writing the novel, not polishing, honing, and editing it. My novel (not yet published) Paid For Princess, written in a month (but edited over several more) has won a writing contest and placed in others.

The answer to the second question is, maybe. Is it good to write a novel in a month? WEll, it can be fairly consuming. If you have better things to do, maybe you should do them. This is a general rule of writing, by the way. If you've got something better to do, do that instead. Writing is a fairly painful way to spend your life with, in most cases, pitiful financial reward.

Does the world need more novels? Well, I can't ready all the novels out there, so in a sense the answer is no. But in another sense, I get a huge joy out of finding a new novel, a new author. I think the world needs another Jasper Fforde novel, another Terry Pratchett novel, and of course, more novels by Rob Preece, Amy Eastlake, Robyn Anders and the other BooksForABuck.com authors (if you don't know why I name those three in particular, ask and I'll tell you).

If you've always thought you'd write a novel some day, maybe NaNoWriMo is what you need to give you that kick in the pants. And if you're already a writer, it can be very motivating to get together with other writers, sit down and just write like crazy. I'm looking forward to it and I haven't even decided what I'm going to write.

I'm going to make QUEST FOR THE TALISMAN by Michael Faris the www.BooksForABuck.com book of the day. A brave airship crew sets off in a search for a mysterious artifact...one that may just determine the fate of their planet. Only $3.99. Here's the link: http://www.booksforabuck.com/sfpages/sf_03/dooda.html. Here's the cover:

Rob

30 Comment(s).

Posted by WILUJENG GARDEN:

Profesional Landscape and Hardscape
Sunday, September 13th 2020 @ 10:41 PM

Posted by best plumbing tile and stone:

Wall masking – wallpapers by Phlip Jeffries What a valuable orchid. https://cwoodphotos.com/Ceramic-Tile-On-Ceiling.html
Thursday, August 20th 2020 @ 4:19 AM

Posted by Carissa:

Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing
this write-up and also the rest of the site is also really good.


Here is my web page ... computer goes
Tuesday, August 18th 2020 @ 3:19 AM

Posted by Carmel:

Scouring web sites ρrovides uup profiles of ѕuch installers, providing you
with tһeir infirmation аs well as ⲣossible reviews
with theіr services. Fіnally, there are ⅼots
of imрortant fixtures and appliances that ɑгe a paqrt of your plumbing system.

It's best іf үou buy your water tank checked annually or twο, especiаlly
iff it'ѕ а decade old or moгe.

Mʏ bloig pst ... auburn plumbers
Wednesday, August 12th 2020 @ 9:17 PM

Posted by Hudson William:

Posted by William J:

Posted by Estela:

At this moment I am ready to do my breakfast, after having my
breakfast coming again to read further news.
medicamento para la disfuncion erectil por diabetes

Here is my website online kratom coupon
Sunday, June 14th 2020 @ 11:03 AM

Posted by Phil:

Peculiar article, just what I was looking for.

https://youbestkratom.buzz/cbd-hemp-oil-china.html
does kratom get you high
https://youbestkratom.buzz/cbd-hemp-oil-china.html
does kratom get you high
Sunday, June 14th 2020 @ 10:57 AM

Posted by narkovic:

nice article
Friday, May 15th 2020 @ 12:25 AM

Posted by situs judi slot:

very interesting information, nice to know you. visit my site www.papislot.com tq
Friday, May 8th 2020 @ 9:30 PM

Posted by tips bisnis:

it very benifits post and please let me share it for lot of people. and don't forget to visit back
Thursday, April 30th 2020 @ 6:44 PM

Posted by Lurlene:

Very quickly this website will be famous amid all blogging
and site-building visitors, due to it's fastidious content

Also visit my blog post :: 3 fun facts; http://www.worldof3dgames.com,
Monday, April 27th 2020 @ 6:39 AM

Posted by rasapoker:

Thank you for the amazingly interesting posts, information that really inspired us all.
Saturday, April 18th 2020 @ 12:55 AM

Posted by jual vakum penis:

TOKO OBAT PASUTRI Jual Vakum Penis Pump Men Power Up Elektrik alat pompa pembesar penis terlaris di dunia dan pemanjang penis tercepat secara alami hasil permanen serta dengan banyak manfaat tambahan. Selain menjadikan penis besar dan panjang, penggunaan rutin Vakum Penis Pump membantu menjaga kesehatan penis Anda, yang menyebabkan ereksi yang lebih keras dan lebih tahan lama dan meningkatkan kepuasan seksual, memberikan dorongan nyata bagi harga diri dan kepercayaan diri PRIA DI RANJANG
Monday, April 6th 2020 @ 8:29 AM

Posted by 우리카지노:

Wow, this piece of writing is nice, my younger sister is analyzing these kinds of things, so I am
going to let know her. https://www.woori777.com
Monday, April 6th 2020 @ 4:01 AM

Posted by Sue:

Posted by Bernadette:

But what good is hugely of a soldier resistant to the emperor's son and daughter?
Actors that get nominated for an Oscar are might happy indeed.

Yes I know the Arthur Miller play is not entirely accurate.


Here is my site - mystery joker online casino
Wednesday, March 18th 2020 @ 6:13 PM

Posted by obat peninggi badan super cepat:

TOKO OBAT PASUTRI www.indoshop99.com Distributor Jual Obat Peninggi Badan Super Cepat GROW UP ASLI USA
harga obat peninggi badan Murah
Tuesday, March 17th 2020 @ 6:34 AM

Posted by Toko Celana Hernia:

Posted by loveles gel:

Jual Loveles Gel Obat Kuat Pembesar Penis Permanen Harga Murah mengobati ejakulasi dini, disfungsi ereksi dan impotensi yang sudah terdaftar BPOM dan bersertifikat halal
https://indoshop99.com/loveles-gel-obat-kuat-pembesar-penis-permanen/
Sunday, March 1st 2020 @ 8:24 PM

Posted by BENTRAP:

Posted by icom v80:

it's nice informatian those can make me get more knowledge.. thanks and don't forget revisit my articles on
.
ht motorola cp1660
ht motorola xir p6620i
GPS garmin 78s

garmin aquamap 80xs
repeater motorola cdr700
altron
Wednesday, February 19th 2020 @ 12:47 AM

Posted by hamer candy:

Posted by Jual Alat Terapy Pembesar Mr.P:

I hope the information we share is useful and can be the best solution to cure your illness ... amen
Monday, February 3rd 2020 @ 5:52 AM

Posted by Tip for smart children to draw:

Please visit our site later we visit behind you
Thursday, January 30th 2020 @ 6:37 PM

Posted by jual kondom silikon:

TOKO OBAT PASUTRI Jual Kondom Silikon Murah Dan Terlengkap 2020
Thursday, January 30th 2020 @ 6:43 AM

Posted by TOKO OBAT PASUTRI:

Posted by Jual Alat Terapy Pembesar Mr.P:

It Very Benifits Post And Please Let Me Share It For Lot Of People. And Don't Forget To Visit Back
Saturday, January 25th 2020 @ 9:31 AM

Posted by Toko Vitalitas:

It Very Benifits Post And Please Let Me Share It For Lot Of People. And Don't Forget To Visit Back
Wednesday, January 22nd 2020 @ 9:54 PM

Posted by Toko Herbal: