The former for saying “Oi, you, Nanowrimo”, and the latter for having been doing his (bloody good) fast fictions for the last horrifying length of time.
See, I have no intention of writing a novel next month. I’m not mad, after all, and there’s no way I could write a novel.
But produce 50,000 words in a month?
I might manage that. And if I work really hard, it might just tie in to the whole LJ as art-stunt thing I’ve been thinking about.
So: you’ve got until October the 23rd to tell me what you want me to write. (I want a week to think and plan). Give me words, phrases, titles, topics, forms, photos, names, places, dates and faces. Anything you want. I make no promises I’ll use anything you mention. I make no promises that I’ll use anything you mention in the way you intend it to be used. But you get to kick in to what I’m doing, at least at the start. Feel free to point other people in the direction of this post as well – I don’t care if I know them or not, I want as much crap as possible in the comments here so that I’ve got a broad scratchboard to choose from.
And come December the 1st, I’ll see what I’ve got.
The comments on this are screened, so that no-one but you and me will know what you said or suggested. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, if it turns out there is one.