I have never been a writer. English class in school was usually near the bottom of the marks department. Maths and Sciences were mainly my cup of tea. However, I have been writing a ton lately. Or it would seem like I have been writing a ton. At work, it has been writing for the help documentation for features I have added to the program, technical documentation for other programmers in the company, and reports and emails for the manager types… Sometimes it seems I have written more documentation than code for the program.
So, I have a few stories kicking around in my head and I was doing some googling to see what it would take to write a novel. I ended up stumbling across something called NaNoWriMo. Which stands for National Novel Writing Month. That month being November. So for the whole of November you are tasked to write a 50 000 word novel. That means about 1 660 words a day.
For me, this will be a monumental task to fulfill. Even though I have been writing a lot, at least for me it feels like a lot, I have never ever written anything like a novel. A short story maybe. The last short story I wrote was years ago. I can’t guarantee that I will be successful this November, but I can guarantee that whatever I write will be utter garbage. I’m looking forward to it!