Running Scared For a Running Start.

Crap!  It’s almost November.  That means National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo for us hipster doofuses.  I am not done with my current project (also a novel) but I’m going in anyway.  Screw it!  This event is about getting the damn words on paper.  Well, on the computer screen but whatever.  I’m not waiting until next year and neither should you.  I won’t be prepared but that won’t stop me and it shouldn’t stop you, either.  What did prepared ever get anybody anyway?  Nothing that’s what.  Just write a novel.  In a month.  Don’t worry about your story arc or an outline either.  You won’t really have time for that.  You will need a basic idea but it doesn’t have to be much.  “Two friends are plumbers by day, paranormal investigators by night”.  Okay, that’s GhostHunters on SciFi so it’s taken but maybe there’s a twist–“Two friends are paranormal investigators by day, and plumbers by night“.  Scary.  Anyway if you don’t have an idea a situation will do.  No whining.  No excuses.  Now’s your chance.  Have some fun with it while you’re at it.  I’m pulling for you.  Check out www.nanowrimo.org and get crackin.

About Eric Bahle

Eric Bahle stopped going to his real job so he could be a full time digital author and storyteller. He loves being in the woods with his bow or on the water in his kayak. He lives in Pennsylvania with his lovely wife and a mongrel dog. He is working on his next bestselling story.

Comments

  1. grindhouse says:

    Just pulled out my copy of Chris Baty’s “No Plot? No Problem!” which I will be reviewing in preparation for the journey. I am one for three on these events to date (one NaNoWriMo and two ScriptFrenzy, one screenplay draft completed).

  2. Wish I could participate this year, but I’m already in enough trouble writing and commitment wise. You two gents should share your NaNo nicknames – maybe you can find some more people to help cheer you on!

  3. Can’t wait. I have participated several times and this project certainly helped me complete my first novel. I’ve got the outline for the next one started; this challenge will get my “butt in chair” as they say and make the write daily.
    Good luck!