Ever heard of National Novel Writing Month? I hadn’t either until I read “The Happiness Project”. Gretchen Rubin talks about the book “No Plot? No Problem!” which got me thinking that maybe I should try my hand at writing. When I was a pre-teen I used to sit in my room for hours writing short stories (mostly scenes for the Starsky & Hutch show!). So I’ve read the book and now I’m deciding which month I want to choose to do it. They suggest November but I don’t agree, the end of November starts the holiday season, plus we’re going to be traveling at the end of that month. So I’m leaning towards Sept or Oct – I’ve asked one of my neighbors if he’d like to participate by doing this at the same time with me. He’s already had a book published so he may not be interested but, who knows, maybe he’ll see it as a way to get his next book started.
Has anyone else already done this project? Any words of wisdom you’d care to share?