As a lifelong book buff I have often wondered if I could write a novel. Like most people I never have but once again I’m thinking about giving it a try.
Every November people take part in the National Novel Writing Month which requires participants to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. I’ve been a member there for a few years but so far have never attempted it.
It’s means averaging almost 1700 words a day which compares to my rather meagre twice weekly posts here which rarely exceed 250.
Thankfully I’m not short of plot ideas, and if I do try it will be a crime novel, more cosy than noir, set in the present day and featuring my lifelong interest in aviation. As I’ve done no prior preparation it will be real seat of one’s pants writing that’s for sure.
You may be surprised to read that if I go ahead I will handwrite it on narrow feint A4 paper using either a classic black BiC biro or Pentel pencil. I’ll do that as I use a PC so wouldn’t be able to write whilst sofa flying, in bed or soaking in the bath.
So the question is do I or don’t I? I have two weeks to decide, and if it’s yes I will do at least one weekly How I’m doing post over on Sofa flying to keep you updated.
Have a good weekend!