Last night GC and I attended the National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) kick-off event, which was at the Yang Sheng restaurant at the corner of Somerset and Bronson.
My mother always said if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all, so I’m not going to say anything at all about the food at the Yang Sheng. (Actually that was Bambi’s mother who said that. My mother used to say “By the time kids are fit to live with, they’re living with somebody else.”)
There are close to 100,000 people registered for Nanowrimo this year, and we’re each going to try to write the first draft of a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. If you’d like to join, you can sign up here. (Add me as a writing buddy if you want – I’m registered as zoom.)
People have been asking me questions about it, so I’ll do a little Q&A here.
Q. Are there prizes for best novel?
Q. How do you win?
A. By writing 50,000 words of a novel in November.
Q. Who reads the novels?
Q. What’s to stop you from writing the same word repeated 50,000 times?
Q. What’s your novel going to be about?
A. I’m writing a dark romantic thriller about online dating, self-betrayal, hidden blogs, horrifying secrets, and a clash of precariously balanced personality disorders. It’s set in that place where love and hate masquerade as each other, and where you can’t trust anybody – not even yourself – because nothing is as it appears.