The goal is for writers to complete 50,000 words in one calendar month. No worrying about grammar, punctuation, plot holes, or concern about which Point of View is used.
|So much for not planning ahead? Huh?|
I did it last year. I mean I actually wrote 50,000 disjointed words. All of them were the misguided openings for the next mediocre American novel. It was kind of like getting to be Thomas Edison, so many problems getting things off of the ground hoping for that (forgive the phrase) lightbulb moment.
Because I have always collected people who are smarter than me, I have chosen to listen to their greater minds this year. (If it works, I'll listen to them next year, too.) I'm not waiting for the Great Pumpkin to show up in my front yard and deliver the Plot Bunny and his evil twists on a story. I'm not waiting for inspiration in the form of a divine idea to come by way of paper airplane from above.
|The plot moose crash landed last year.|
Makes me think of the phrase attributed to Yoda in one of the first Star Wars Movies: There is no try, there is only do.