Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My First Novel

I am writing my first novel. That's right. A full-length, 175 page, 50,000 word novel. And I going to do it one month. I am entering the National Novel Writing Month contest. Along with 150,000 of my anonymous Internet friends, I am going to attempt to write 50,000 words in the month of November. That's 1600 words per day (which is more words per day than I usually speak!). It's my kind of "contest" too- you win if you finish, you lose if you don't.

This novel is going to be awful. Truly terrible. I will probably  foreshadow things that never happen, because I will forget that I did it. I will probably develop and then abandon characters randomly. I will have a wandering and boring plot. I may never re-read or edit my novel. I am just going to spew it out. Maybe it will feel  therapeutic and rewarding. Maybe it will just re-affirm my decision to go into medicine (and thereby avoid the humanities all together). But it will be a challenge and a new experience- and those are two
things that I've never turned down.

Read more about it here Join me if you are up for it!! It will be a month to remember. If I ever write a nice turn of phrase or decent paragraph, then maybe I will share it on here- but otherwise you'll probably never see a word of it.


  1. Morgan has been doing nanowrimo for a couple of years now! You two should talk!

  2. And here I thought I was completely nuts for attempting it during medical school. Yay for NaNo!

  3. Yay how exciting! I hope it turns out well with your sanity intact :) Good for you for atleast trying!
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