… To Write a Novel Without Delay!
Ok, the rhyme is ridiculous, but you know what I mean.
The point is that many of us, me included, would love to be able to write a novel. However, the task seems so daunting that it’s easy to get caught up in all the day-to-day events that require more immediate action. Take the cat to the vet, help your child finish his homework, complete that essay for your Philosphy of Movement, Language and Dreams (one of those classes with interminable names that sound interesting until you realize that even the professor himself doesn’t really know what he is teaching)… anyway, I digress.
Which, actually, proves that maybe, just maybe, the reason why we never sit down and write those masterpieces is that it’s simply too easy to digress, to run off on life’s tangent and leave our great novel unwritten.
This is why some of us “chicken out” from writing lengthy pieces and write short stories and poems instead, then publish them on a blog called Write-A-Holic and feel a little bit better. (Any reference to me and you is purely not coincidental).
Nevertheless, there is still a part of us that would very much like to write that novel.
If you feel like you would just need that little extra nudge to help you get started, then here is the solution to all your problems: One Page Per Day.
This website is a useful tool that simply presents you with a blank page ever day.
The idea, according to them, is that “You get a gentle reminder to do your page each day, then you just sit back and watch your book come together.”
I’m not as optimistic as they are, but I think I will give it a try, and let you know how things go. You do the same and, if you finish your novel, let me know!
(roughly translated as “pleasant writing”)