I have absolutely no idea if I can do this, but I'm going to try. The Novel in 3 Days contest begins this Saturday, September 5th and ends at 11:59 PM on Labor Day Monday. They do it every year and I'm going to try it this year. Am I really going to submit the form? Because it's $50 Canadian and I don't know if I'm willing to compete for best book and have it published for $50. I suppose I can judge it after I finish writing. I'd love to not be doing this by myself so if anyone else is reading this and is interested in doing this insane project along with me, just for company and support, send me a friend invite. I'm a brand new nerdfighter and I'm nervous.
I've decided to devote 10 hours on each day. Since the novel has to be an average of 100 pages, that means I'd have to write 3.33 pages per hour. I'll write for an hour then break for an hour all day. The novel has to be in the mail by September 11th or something, I should go to the website and review the rules again.
This is what I like to call "The Toothpaste Tube Pressure Method" of getting things done. I once wrote 90 songs in 90 days which yielded around 30 great songs, 30 average songs and 30 horrifyingly bad songs, but an infinite amount of brilliant song ideas. Maybe that's what this will be like. I've already used the Toothpaste Tube Pressure Method for Nanowrimo where I wrote 1 memoir, 1 novel and one unfinished novel (none of them edited) and 1 screenplay for Scriptfrenzy.
I don't know if it's clear that the The Toothpaste Tube Pressure Method means when I have such a short deadline I get the feeling or the image of a tube of toothpaste, with the cap off, being stomped on and the contents come squirting out quickly instead of the slow slight pressure everyday. There's no time to think and no time for your critic to sneak up on you and kick you about the ears, nose and throat.
That's all I have for tonight, I'm falling asleep and must wake up tomorrow for a dry run of maybe 6 pages tomorrow and a super clean up so my house is decent enough for clients.