If you have know me for a while, then you know that November is that time of the year when I lose all sense of reality and proportion, and convince myself that it is rational behaviour to try and write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. If you are not familiar with this particular brand of delusion, then I invite you to check it out at www.nanowrimo.org
In the past I have invited many of you to join me, and have heard many excuses. Let me be clear – there are legitimate excuses for not doing this:
- I just finished my last book, and am too tired to write another one;
- I am working three jobs, and can’t really tear myself away;
- I am quitting my job and moving to Western Sahara to be a full-time missionary;
- I don’t want to, you can’t make me!
Theses are all good excuses.
“I forgot” is not a good excuse.
So in order to make sure that no-one gets a chance to use the bad excuse… if you are my friend, I will be harassing reminding you constantly about the exciting opportunity coming up in November. Because I love you of course.
And because insanity, like misery, loves company.
Will you be my writing buddy?