Wednesday, June 1, 2011

fifty thousand words.

"when asked, 'how do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'"
-stephen king.

today i'm beginning my june project. rather than sitting around to relax in my scheduled downtime, my goal is to write a novel (albeit an awful one) in that time instead. this was inspired by a few things: the first is that fact that i've been meaning to write a novel for several years now; the second is wanting my downtime to go towards something besides high scores; and lastly, the suggestion of my friend eric. eric gave me a lead to national novel writing month (, which basically is an event that invites you to take one month and write a novel (at least fifty-thousand words in length) from scratch, start to finish. the actual month takes place in november, but i decided to give it a solo run in june--we all know i'm impatient.

for my mother's sake, i'll remind you it's a downtime project, and my schoolwork, work, etc. come before it. just the fact that i'll have a pet project for a month is a wonderful thought. 

it will never be published, likely never be read. but it'll be written--that's worth something, right?


  1. Sounds cool. I might just steal this idea from you.

  2. I tried this...have you seen the book that walks you through each chapter? It's on my shelf! I wish you better luck than I had. Stick it out!

  3. Hey Trace, I'm a little late on this post, but I did NANOWRIMO for the first time last year. I think the idea of my novel was pretty good, but the execution was poor. I'm kind of dreading going back to edit it...

    Were you able to finish?