So it's November. In America, this traditionally means things like turkey and togetherness for Thanksgiving. This usually means that I get to write some horrific post about how I have my hand up a bird's ass way too early in the morning for that kind of thing to be acceptable.
But there's more to this month than molesting dead birds, as far as I'm concerned. Because this is also National Novel Writing Month. No, this isn't a thing I made up. You can read about it here, if you're so inclined. The website seems to be pretty swamped, though, so if you can't get it to load, let me explain.
You write a novel. In a month. I know, the title is kind of deceptive, right? Anyway, the goal is to get 50,000 words hammered out by the end of the month--around two grand a day.
I just got back from vacation, so I'm already about 4 thousand in the hole. That's just the way I do things.
I'm mentioning this because it means I'm not gonna have a lot of time for outside writing. I'm hoping to post some cool stuff anyway--pictures, videos, whatever--and I'm also planning on bugging some of my writer friends who aren't trying to do the novel thing to see if they can write some for me while I'm gone.
If you're sad because there won't be any hand-up-the-bird-butt story, you can probably rest easy--I'm thinking I'll still have a little time for something that important.
Have a good November, kids.
Posted under The News on 11/02/10