October 26, 2001 |
Novel writing is a one-day event, Chris Baty believes. "As in, 'One day I'd like to write a novel,"' jokes Baty, the 28-year-old freelance writer from Oakland who founded National Novel Writing Month three years ago. NaNoWriMo, as he calls it, "solves the one-day problem by turning it into a 30-day problem." During the month of November, aspiring novelist participants must crank out a minimum of 50,000 words. Sound impossible? Well, 35 NaNoWriMo novels have been written so far.