Thoughts about writing my first novel

I’m really excited to write my first novel. But before I even start to finish it, I first tried to research about it’s element by reading the very definition of novel in Wikipedia. The idea of writing my first novel started when I stumbled on a link given by Mr. Scott Berkun on his practical tips about writing a book. So upon accidentally discovering the project of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which starts at the month of November. It requires a participant to write a novel with 50, 000 words starting from the 1st day of November up until the 30th of the month. (For a quick NaNoWriMo overview, click here)

So statistically, it would mean that you need to write 1667 words a day in order to write your 50,000 words novel within the month of November. I’m not really good in creating a fictional story though.

Now going back with my wiki search, I read the genre section and it seems that writing in a form of letter, the epistolary novel genre, suits my writing style . I’ll get my inspiration from Malcolm Gladwell, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and other great story tellers. 🙂

I’m really excited with this idea of writing a novel. Join me with my novel writing journey by signing up to NaNoWrimo. The goal is 50,000 words. It depends on you if you’ll finish the novel or not for as long as you reach the mark. If you decided to join, inform me and become my writing buddy. 🙂

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