At some point in October I signed up for the NaNoWriMo writing challenge. Today, to help me get into the right frame of mind, I went to the Tokyo Meet-up. I met four other people who are also trying to write a novel in a month.
The afternoon started off with an adventure. We were supposed to be meeting at Tokyo Hacker Space but either we didn’t manage to find it or we did find it and it wasn’t open. We eventually gave up and went and found a coffee shop.
I have no idea how to write a novel and it was interesting listening to the others talk about their ideas. I was also amused by their combined hatred of Twilight. I don’t really understand why people feel the need to mock popular fiction. When I suggested that the story was interesting I was told that people shouldn’t sacrifice their integrity to write popular fiction. Ah, to be young and idealistic. To think that success is a sure sign that you aren’t enough of a tortured genius for your work to be any good.
I’m not convinced that I’ll be able to write anything that’s close to any definition of good. But it will amuse me trying.