At 6 am this morning I decided I wouldn't be sleeping anymore. Why not get started on the novel! Down in the basement, the Noiseless was waiting. I rolled in the first sheet. Writing the first sentence, the first page, was tough. Then at the office this morning, two more pages came out, a little more easily. Total: 1904 words in 1.5 hours. (I made a PDF using our copy machine and OCR'ed it at onlineocr.net so I could do an automatic word count.) Three typewritten single-spaced pages seem to yield my daily quota.
I think I'm off to a decent start. Now we'll see if I can keep it up. This month I don't expect to have much time for typecasting, trolling eBay, or other pursuits. The novel is it. I plan to post updates here every once in a while, and I'd be interested in seeing other people's typescripts if they're willing to share. But let's make a promise: no specific comments about the content of our stories, positive or negative, until the end of November. We don't want to make each other too self-conscious!
Here is installment 1.