November Book Challenge: Can Our Writers Write a Book in 30 Days?

In honor of National Novel Writing Month, November, our writers are going to undertake a novel writing challenge! We’ve all heard claims that writing a novel isn’t really that hard, and that it can be done in one’s spare time.

So, what the heck, we all figured, let’s all write a novel in our spare time and see if we can get it done by the end of November.

Here's my lovely mug and my journal I'll be writing my book in for this challenge.
Here’s my lovely mug and my journal I’ll be writing my book in for this challenge.

Ah yeah, look at that hot composition book action I got goin’.

I know what most of you are probably thinking – you’re actually WRITING this book, in a notebook, not on a computer? Well, I don’t carry a computer around with me everyplace that I go, and if I, like our other writers, are writing a book during my free time, a notebook is much more convenient than a laptop or computer.

Thus, we are all taking the challenge of writing a book, the old fashioned way, during our spare moments into our notebooks.

Mel's got a lovely green notebook she'll be filling up in the month of November.
Mel’s got a lovely green notebook she’ll be filling up in the month of November.
Allison is more feisty, so she went with a purple notebook.
Allison is more feisty, so she went with a purple notebook.
Ramsey, a write you will see in our blog soon, has some awesome verbage on the front of his novel-notebook.
Ramsey, a writer whose posts you will soon see in our blog, has some awesome verbage on the front of his novel-notebook.

We are all busy people, seeing how we’re all students, employed, and have various other activities we do outside of school and work that occupy our time, like boyfriends (Mel has an awesome one that’s a chef!) and writing this blog. How will we do it? Simple. We’ll write at every available moment, between classes, during lunch breaks, heck, at stop lights in our cars. Having a strong sense of urgency to get this done is the only way any of us will get this project finished.

Do you feel inspired? Join us and let us know! We’ll be posting updates on how our little book writing project is going, and we’d love it if you’d join us in the process and give us feedback on how your writing is coming along too.

– Amanda Riggle

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Amanda Riggle

Managing Editor at The Poetics Project
Amanda is the Managing Editor at The Poetics Project and of The Socialist, the national magazine of The Socialist Party USA, as well as the Lead Editor of Pomona Valley Review's upcoming 11th issue. She graduated with a BA in English Education and a minor in Political Science. She is currently enrolled in an English MA program with an emphasis in Literature. During her free time, Amanda enjoys writing poetry, reading, traveling, crocheting, watching entire seasons of campy shows on Netflix, and, of course, writing blogs.

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