I am finally going to write to a deadline. I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo 2004 and went ahead and registered myself. I really liked their concept of stressing quantity over quality. I usually find it rather hard to get my words past that harsh inner critic and as a result, what I write usually ends up being rather short and stilted for my liking. I have now sent away the critic for a month's hibernation and do intend to churn out atleast 50,000 words by the end of November without worrying about the quality of the writing.
It looks like I must spend atleast a couple of hours each day on this novel that I am about to create and I have only the vaguest idea of the theme now. And 50,000 words conveying nothing but crap is not altogether easy to create. So November does indeed offer a nice challenge.
I am going to be using another blog for the novel writing excerpts and related stuff. I do intend to continue posting here in November, as always, in a sporadic fashion.
What are you waiting for? Wish me luck!