This months challenge is more of a preperation for next months challenge: writing a novel in 30 days.
For September, I’ll be consolidating my resources, conducting a few interviews, transcribing past interviews and making an outline to write a 55,000 word novel about my father’s adventures traveling from London to India in a Bedford van. That’s right, he drove there. It’s gets crazier, too.
I’ve been wanting to write this story for a long time, and the whole purpose of this blog was to get me writing often enough to tackle this juggernaut that is my novel. I guess it’s time to take a stab at it.
The idea came to me while watching a presentation Matt Cutts, one to the original 30 day challenge bloggers, gave at a TED Talk. Apparently there’s a whole month devoted to writing a novel. Guess what its called! National Novel Writing Month.
There’s also a local group of people who meet up before the month and discuss their ideas and build a community around new novelists. Should be interesting.
It’s not as action packed as me trying to rollerblade or fight the mean streets of Honolulu on a bike, but it’s still a huge feat to me. I’m sure November is going to be my hardest challenge yet, which is why I need a month of planning.