This is National Novel Writing Month, a free-for-all invitation for all and any writers (that includes you, people!) to write a complete novel in the thirty days of November. It must be 50,000 words in length (at least) to qualify as completing the challenge. The idea is to get writers to sit down and write lots. Let’s face it though, writing that many words that fast is not likely to produce polished prose, and the story lines may not be so well-researched or crafted, but it hopefully blasts away writer’s block and gets the juices flowing. 🙂
I’m not officially entering this contest, mostly because I don’t want to sit in isolation for thirty days and write something at this pace, then throw it over the fence. Instead, I’ve decided to give it a go on my own in the following way: I’ll post a new, ongoing novel I’ve just started writing as of this morning, (November 1), and I’ll post an installment every day for the next 30 days. If life intrudes on this effort and I can’t post something on some day, I’ll post two installments the next. You get the picture.
The novel is called Vamp. First installment today.