Ready to write a novel?

November is here, which means it’s National Novel Writing Month.  This is a real thing, just like National Taco Day and National Nachos Day (which are real holidays celebrated at my house).  So, got an idea for a book you want to write?  November is the month to kickstart it.

Of course, the reality is that writing a novel in one month, even a very rough first draft, is insane.  The standard average length of a novel is about 100,000 words.  To write that in one month means you’ve got to churn out about 3,400 words a day.  A DAY!  For fuck’s sake, even when I was working at my highest output this past spring, I was averaging a tenth of that each day.

On the flip side, if you happen to already have a novel draft laying around, maybe November is your month?

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  1. Luigus

    Yes!

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