Write Your Novel

A part of this crazy bi-vocational life I am currently living is a weekly podcast with Elisabeth called ThinkingOutLoud. It’s a show I started when I started to work with authors a year ago. I never imagined that there was someone out there just about as crazy as I am that believed the world of publishing was changing and that people needed to know about those changes.

To have someone to talk to every week about the ins and outs of the industry and about the frustrations of authors losing their rights based on bad information is certainly refreshing. There is so much I don’t know about the way the industry was that Elisabeth knows (you know crazy things like industry standards for submissions and manuscripts) and shares freely, which is pretty awesome.

She also knows about things like Nano: an online community that offers feedback and schedules for writing a novel for the first time and that national novel writing month is November (yeah I didn’t know there was one of those either).

So, Elisabeth (and those other closet writers out there) I’m going to ask you to sign up just like I did this morning to write that novel you’ve been talking about (I know a publisher who might be interested *winkwink*) and in return I’ll do the same. It doesn’t have to be a month, but how about a summer writing challenge just like we talked about a summer reading challenge?

What do you say? (It can’t be as bad as the Cold Water Challenge.)