That..... was the title of a post I started yesterday but only got as far as the title; which my muse took quite literally... and seriously... dying to live again today.
That, now, is the title of my novel.... well, will be. I, today, signed up for nanowrimo2008.... just like I did last year at around the same time. The idea behind it, if you be too lazy to click on the link, being to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days beginning Nov 1st. Now, if that doesn't sound like a fun challenge then I don't know what does.
Actually, sounding like it is as close as it comes to actually being fun. In reality, if you have ever tried to write under pressure, and if your muse is as lazy as mine is, then you know that this is actually quite a daunting challenge. I know from experience... well, maybe I shouldn't say that seeing as to how the last time I signed up for this thing I did not even get started. I actually forgot all about it and only remembered like on the 2nd day of December that I was supposed to have submitted an entry into some competition or the other.
Anyway, according to the 3rd of the three and a half tips the people at nonowrimo wanted me to have beforehand (and this is where y'all come in) I should let everybody I know (y'all qualify though I may not know some of you as well as I do others), know that I will be writing a novel in November. This, supposedly, will come in handy in week 2 when the only thing that will be keeping me from quitting is the fear of looking pathetic in front of all y'all. Apparently, the looming specter of personal humiliation is a very reliable muse.....
In all honesty, I will trade your unreliable muse for my drunken, depressed, down in the dumps one. Anytime....
So... please feel free to call or write and enquire as to how my novel is coming along.
Here is to the coming month of November.... may you all live to see the day I publish my first... Pls don't hold your breath