30 September 2007

I'll read it...

OK, here's one more incentive, for anyone sitting on the fence and not sure if you really want to try to write a novel in 30 days this November: If you join me in NaNoWriMo 2007 and write a novel (drumroll please): Send me a copy and I'll read it and I'll like it! I promise!

In fact, I'll even send you an email afterwards, telling you how much I enjoyed it. I'll be specific and encouraging and tell you you did good (even if the only thing I can think of is that I liked your choice of font).

So, whatta ya think, Kim (both Kim's)? How about you, Deb? Michelle? Tori? Ulla? Elena - aka French Toast Girl? Mandy? (Gosh, are all my blogreaders girls?)? Oh, and Glenn, I know you're out there - but you're already working on a novel, right? Mark - I've seen what you can write - come do this thing. Quaid & Gabe, you're already signed up - so go ask Stacey and Michele to do one too (or would two novelists in one house be just a little too crazy? I mean, who would cook?). How about you, Rhett? Rev? Andy? Eric? Mom? Dad? Come on, it'll be fun!

And any other lurkers out there?

Write a novel in 30 days. At least give it a try. You won't regret it, I promise. (seriously, can you imagine looking back on Dec 1st and thinking "Wow, I really wish I hadn't tried this."?)

7 comments:

Kim said...

If I can come up with a topic, I'll consider it. I'm really drawing a blank tho...

Dan said...

OK, I'll get you started. A vegetarian space pirate with a heart of gold goes on a musical rescue mission to save the people of Planet Zorb, who are being menaced by a hoard of... no?

Aw, and I was just getting on a roll.

Here's the key: decisiveness. Want to write a comedy or drama (or a mix of the two)? A kid's book or a grown-ups book (or something for both)? First person or 3rd person (or switch)? Using people as characters or animals (or both)?

I think there's some "no plot? no problem!" info over at NaNoWriMo.org...

Eileen said...

Oh my gosh, I am very tempted by your enthusiastic encouragement, Dan! (But when would I get my Christmas preparations , not to mention Thanksgiving prep, done? ) It's very tempting, though. I'm thinking maybe I could write a story from Joey's perspective. I'll need lots of cheerleading from you if I decide to give it a try!

Dan said...

Ah, the holidays come whether we're ready for them or not, don't they? And who's really busy at 5am anyway, right? :)

Go for it! It'll be fun, and like I said, I'm sure you won't regret it...

chris said...

this will be my first nanowrimo and I am really looking forward to it.

Deb said...

I'll consider it....the only thing I can think to write about now is HOW and WHAT to do to prepare for the birth of TWO MORE BOYS......

And...I know I am NOT getting up at 5am to write.....:) 5am wake up calls will be here well before I am ready! :)

Gabe said...

See my comment on the last post. Oh, and could you talk to my boss to give me November off? Thanks, I'll let him know. Writing is best done in the morning when work is usually going on....so, ya know....that's why I'm asking. Yeah, no work for Gabe in November!