What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month’s time.
Who: You! We can’t do this unless we have some
other people trying it as well. Let’s write laughably awful yet lengthy
Why: The reasons are endless! To actively
participate in one of our era’s most enchanting art forms! To write
without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure
references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock
real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to
produce their work.
When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to
the roster and browse the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be
added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word
mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by
our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.
Who are joining this year? Keep us posted.