Just signed up for the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) – ‘national’ being the US. I’ll give it my best shot, but listen. The first version of ‘The Blanks’ took a year and a half. The second version took about two months of planning, and then took from February to September to write, and it’s still not great.
But. That’s my inner Brit talking. To embrace this properly I’ll need to be less uptight. As they say on their site – It’s all about quantity, not quality. This approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly. I think it’ll be good practice. Anyone going to join me?