Each November, thousands of people (as of this writing, 238,710) around the world set out to write a novel (50,000 words of story) in 30 days. Today I became one of those people, logging 2,000 words to kick off the party.
To keep me honest and on my toes, I will post an excerpt of each day's work. I am not writing this thing in order, but in scenes, so the story will not necessarily flow from one day to the next, though the blocks themselves I hope will be interesting to read.
Your comments are welcome -- especially words of encouragement -- but may be ignored, so that I don't fall into conversations that could derail my composition.
People are skeptical about this enterprise, and I suspect that most of these novels are not good reads. However, as Robert Kidney of 15 60 75 The Numbers told me, "I don't care if it's good; I care if it's done. If it's done, I can make it good." And, frankly, I'm not worried. There will be something worth posting every day.