For those few among us who feel they have too much free time on their hands, or that life has grown a bit mundane and predictable, here is a challenge that might just serve to liven things up a bit. November is apparently National Novel Writing Month, and a non-profit group calling itself Nanowrimo is encouraging all would-be novelists to strut their stuff during the month. The group, located on the web at nanowrimo.org is sponsoring a "competition" that challenges writers, professional and amateur, to create a work of at least 50,000 words during the thirty days of November. Winners will be all of those who complete the project during the thirty-day span.
Not only will each writer who successfully finishes the task get a nifty certificate, he or she will also have a couple of pounds of completed manuscript and a fair amount of raging self-esteem.
All writing must be original, composed entirely during the month of November, and the sole work of the entrant.
Nanowrimo has established benchmarks to keep its writer's pounding their keyboards at a steady pace. Further information and lots of raw encouragement can be found on the group's website.
So if my blogposts begin to shrink noticeably over the next few weeks, be patient. December is coming!