Permit me to confess that I have a phobia for embarking on
longer projects as novel writing. The idea alone is daunting. My writer friends
find this fear strange and funny because my short stories are usually 3000 –
4000 words long. I can’t explain it myself. I attribute this phobia to my
pessimistic temperament. What if I don’t complete the novel? What
if it doesn’t work out in the end? What if i don't find a publisher for the novel? What if? What if? Fear and worry
are very useless emotions. They are energy burners and time-wasters. I tell
So when free-lance writer, Imogen Reed, wrote a feature on
the novel writing month, I exclaimed, “yes, this is good news.” Is it possible
to write a novel in one month? I don’t know, but I have nothing to lose by
trying. In fact, I’ll learn a lot from the experience.
For writers who haven’t heard about the NaNoWriMo contest
which holds every November, you can read all you need to know about it HERE.
According to reports, 90 NaNoWriMo novels already found publishers. It’s a wonderful innovation. I shall register and participate
this year. Will you? We can encourage each other on this blog.
Undecided writers should note that the contest kicks off in
less than 20 days.
Labels: How to get published, How to write a novel, NaNoWriMo, write a novel