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Richard’s 30-day Feat of Endurance

I’ve now officially entered NaNoWriMo, which is an annual challenge to write a 50,000 word novel over 30 days. It kicks off on 1 November, which is one day away for me. I checked into the official NaNoWriMo website tonight and I was surprised to see that 14 other people from Wellington in New Zealand are doing this. I suspect the majority are students, don’t ask me why.

As for my novel, I’m narrowing down a list of themes. It’s looking like it’ll be in the sci-fi genre. One of the themes may be the Two-Way Web, so it’s not completely outside the rhelm of what my weblog is about. But writing a novel will give me more scope to explore.

I will use my weblog to track my progress over the month of November. At least one person is wondering whether I can do it (actually make that 2 people, as *I’m* wondering too!). I feel a bit like David Blaine and his “44-day feat of endurance”. Blaine recently spent 44 days starving himself in a plexiglass box suspended over the River Thames. Hmmm, check out this quote from Blaine’s website on Day 24:

“David Blaine has uttered relatively few words since he entered his Perspex home. But the illusionist has been demonstrating a surprising literary tendency in the things he does say.”

Well I hope I don’t have to starve myself to get literary inspiration!

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