Dead Men Left

Monday, October 10, 2005


The irrepressible Kate is enterning national novel writing month, over here and here. Basic plan: write 50,000 word novel between 1st and 30th of November. Quality irrelevant - much like no-one seriously anticipates completing their first marathon in record time.

There's a foolish part of me that thinks it can't be that difficult, given that 6,000 people completed the event last year. There's all sorts of clever postmodern cheats that can be relied upon, too (writing a novel to a time limit about writing a novel to a time limit, that sort of thing). It's a piece of piss, really. I'd be more impressed if she was going to run a marathon at the end of it all.