Once upon a time, there was a very glamorous, very smart, very gorgeous University Chic writer. She posted blogs every Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, and enjoyed every second of it. However, this very gorgeous writer wanted more. She wanted her blogs to go on for pages and pages telling stories of the people she had met and the lessons she had learned in her twenty years on the earth, but she didn’t know where to begin. Then, she discovered it was National Novel Writing Month!
“What a wonderful idea!” she exclaimed, “I’ll write a novel of my very own!”
And she did. Her novel, Be GORGEOUS was selected to be published and reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. She made enough money to pay off all of her student loans and credit card bills and even bought 5 new designer bags.
Then, she lived happily ever after, THE END
Okay okay okay, I’m not writing a novel. I don’t even have time to read a novel, heck, I don’t have time to read the newspaper! But, for all of you fabulous aspiring writers out there, it is National Novel Writing Month.
The goal of NaNoWriMo (that’s what the site says, I don’t make these things up) is to have a 175 page (50,000 word) novel written by the end of November. The registration date has already passed, but there’s still 16 novel-writing days left to jump on the bandwagon!
The “reasons why” listed on the site include, “To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.”
There are some organizations who have made this into a contest (which means there is money involved!). So, take a stab at it. It will make a great story, if nothing else. Maybe you can use it in your novel for next November!