It’s nearly a new year, a new opportunity and a fresh start. So…
I want to do a novel in a month.
It sounds a lot, but really isn’t. All it requires is 2000 words a day and by the end there is a respectable (in length, if not in content) 60,000 words or so.
I’ve had a bunch of ideas for novels in the past and had a number of attempts at writing one, though I’ve never managed to finish writing one. I had considered going back to one of the old ones and trying to finish that, but that doesn’t excite me sufficiently to make it a viable option.
I was trying to make a list of topics, but couldn’t really think of anything. Then I read Howl by Allen Ginsberg, (you can read Parts 1 and 2 of four here, as I recommend you all do). Then I appropriated the first line and wrote a blurb, then a second blurb.
So I think I’m going to follow this and see where it goes.
I’m not sure if I can keep up the style for a whole novel, nor am I sure it is desirable to do so, but it will certainly be an experience, one way or the other.
I was unsure whether or not I should paste the exploits here and have decided not to. Instead, I will post the occasional update on my progress.
However, if you wish to read (and hopefully comment, constructively of course!) the essentially unedited, undrafted chapters as they are released I will be uploading them to a separate blog.
Please be aware from the start that the content is not suitable for work, nor is it suitable for those of a certain disposition. It is blatant in its imagery and transgressive in its nature.
That said, if do decide to read it I hope you enjoy it.