Sunday, September 30, 2007

great and frantic

Have you seen this? The Great Frantic Novel. Not a joke. Basically, it's a polar bear club for aspiring writers. You know, like those maniacs who like to jump in cold water just because they can. Apparently, you can't start until November 1, and then it's a race against time as you try to write a 50,000 word novel finished by November 30.


That's a lot o pages. It sounds just absurd enough that I might dig it. Unfortunately, I'm booked for the next 2 Novembers thanks to J. Reuben. Maybe 2010.

Direct quotes: "The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations and take risks." "Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that's a good thing."

The writer in me is freakishly tempted. I double dog dare one of you give it a whirl and let me know how it goes


Ashley said...

I'll do it if you do it. Maybe we can write for 45 min a day by conserving our time. For example, we could not eat lunch, space out for 15 minutes of class a day, exercise less each day, get up 7.5 minutes early and go to bed 7.5 minutes late, shower less, not put on make-up...etc. If we chose from any number of these activities, we will both have enough time to write a shitty novel and turn somewhat granola. You in?

J said...

Ha! I'll let you know how it goes--50,000 swear words, that is.

supalinds said...

Oh man I would create a disaster. But I am here to tell you, I would read your 50,000 word novel. Get on it, I'll be your biggest fan.

By the way, can we go to lunch for your b-day this week? I think that I forgot about dinner and now it is a week later. Ah man.