I’m buried in deadlines for the day job, so I’m just going to quickly point you to a challenge I’m considering taking up late next month. The 3-day novel contest is exactly what it sounds like. It takes place from August 30-September 1, and writers can participate from anywhere in the world. Registration has to be postmarked by August 29, and it costs $50.
I’ve taken part in National Novel Writing Month and Script Frenzy the last two years, and have found both to be deeply rewarding and incredibly fun. I figure, why stop there? If anyone reading this plans to participate, let me know. Maybe we can commiserate after the event, when we’ve both got carpal tunnel syndrome.
In any case, I’m thinking of working on an idea I’ve been turning around in my head for about 10 years. It seems to me that to pull off something that crazy, a strong vision helps.