29 Oct 07
This Thursday, the first of November, 2007, I shall commence the writing of my novel. I will bring it to completion on Friday, the thirtieth of November (also in the Year of Our Lord, 2007). I don’t know what this novel will be about. I don’t even have a title. I have not engaged in any kind of ante-scribular plottery, the construction of any character biogs or any amount of “research” pertaining to such. It is nevertheless my intention to commence said narrative and to write the fifty-thousandth word of such within the days of the ensuing month.
In the name of the God of Slackery and all His/Her idle minions, why?! – you may ask.
And well you may!
The reason for such is thus…
And if this renders you none the proverbial wiser, I implore you to click on the above link and thus be educated with some kind of explanation for this madness which I am subjecting myself to.
NaNoWriMo is not idle… It is not slack… There is no way one could say that writing an entire fifty-thousand-word novel between the first and the thirtieth of November will be easy. But it is my hope that it will be fun. And you know what? If it isn’t… if at some point in the month (the second day, the seventeenth day, or whatever), I decide that it isn’t doing it for me… I’ll give up.
I’m no masochist!
It’s something I fancy giving a try, though.
And I shall, of course – upon the completion of the novel, or when I get to the end of the month having completed only two percent of the novel, or when I get to the seventeenth day of the month having said “Ahh, bugger it” – be letting you, the readers of The Art of Tea, know how it all went.
It is therefore likely, during the month of November, that all of my writing energy will be devoted to the “novel” (or whatever it turns out to be)… so if I don’t add anything to this blog between now and Thursday…
Wish me luck! 🙂