Saturday, October 23, 2010

Why do I try to write a novel every November??

National Novel Writing Month is just a few days away. Every year at midnight on Halloween night thousands of writers sit down at their computers and start typing furiously as we try to complete a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Every year I swear I'm not going to do it this year. And every year, sometime during this last week, I succumb to the excitement and anticipation in the air and on the net. I signed up again this year.

Why did I do that? I already have five unfinished novels from previous Novembers! It would make more sense to finish one of those, or get started on another non-fiction book (the kind I actually finish and publish.)

But isn't about making sense. It's about having fun, letting loose, turning on the creative juices and pumping it out as fast as you can! It's exhilarating!

I can hardly wait!

Last year the Fulton group had a kick off party at Pizza Hut. That's me in the middle of the back row.

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