The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Fifteen hundred words a day apparently is a problem.

Today is November 1st.

And that can mean only one thing: the start of National Novel Writing Month.

And like many years gone past I will yet again attempt to write a novel.

Last year (as well as years before) I really didn't have a solid idea going into the month on what to write, so I never got very far. Part of that problem is that I have a hard time writing fiction. While I don't lack for ideas, I do however, lack the discipline to see these ideas through.

I said as much to Spring, and she suggested an idea I can get behind: to write a non-fiction book about a fictitious subject.

It's certainly a better idea than writing 50,000 fictitious words.

We'll see how far I get this year.

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