The Novel

It Was (and Is, and Will Continue to Be) a Dark and Stormy Month

This is a blog. This is also National Novel Writing Month. And this is a warning that your blogger will be blogging less often this month as a result of his commitment to write 50,000 words of his novel in 30 years days.

Charles Dickens, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Wilkie Collins, Leo Tolstoy, Henry James, Gustave Flaubert, Herman Melville, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and other literary luminaries would have been able to blog and compose novels simultaneously; they were masters of the serial novel. Tom Wolfe (“Bonfire of the Vanities” in Rolling Stone) and Stephen King (“The Green Mile”) are contemporaries who also embraced the form. Heck, more than a few wackos have even tweeted their novels. There’s even some guy who blogs about writing a novel in Twitter (podcast at 10!).

Stay tuned for Chapter One of [INSERT TITLE OF THRILLER HERE].