national novel writing month is coming up again. 50,000 words in 30 days. that means this is the time of the year where i briefly contemplate participating, but give up after about two hours of failing to come up with a good idea. maybe what i should i really do is just come up with a bad idea and go for it.

write 2,500 words every weekday, catch-up/edit/recuperate on weekends. if i can just come up with a twenty-chapter outline, i’ve got built-in milestones. and i’ve written articles over 2,000 words before….

one advantage this has over all of my various ideas on doing something is that it can be a solo effort. no outside help required. and it doesn’t involve programming.

i figure i’ve got through the weekend to try and outline something and decide on whether to do it.

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