Ages ago while eromanga was airing a member of a weekly review podcast decided to copy the characters in eromanga sensei. In eromanga sensei the main characters are terrible people but also light novel writers, writers who are able to write a whole light novel in one day. The person on this podcast tried to do the same and succeeded, the novel was recommended to me on YT and I enjoyed listening too it again.
But it gave me an idea, I have a day when I’m completely free soon, why don’t I try the same thing? I also have a bunch of story ideas still in my head that I could do.
A light novel is typically 40,000 words but honestly if I can get to 20k that would be good enough to me.
So that’s my idea, I’m going to try and write a whole book in one day! I don’t expect it to be good but I want to put myself to the test!
I’m putting this out there now so I can’t back out of it, so that people will always ask me how it went and I need to have something to say! It will also give me like at least 20 extra posts I can release to see if people like it.
The idea of this is that it’s a light novel so it will have some anime stuff you like, as well as that it’s a book so it will have some things you don’t like! I don’t know how to prove I’ve written it in a day, I’m going to try and set up a screen recorder to do a 24 hour continuous video or something which people can flick through to check, I won’t record audio but it could just be there for people to check.
I will be writing on Thursday the 1st of January and I would want to release the post at midnight on that day but I want to keep the attention on the evangelion review I’m releasing. I’ll put a google drive link at the end of this post once the time has come instead! (Midnight UK time)
Thank you for reading, and wish me luck, I’ll need it!
Also this isn’t the massive secret project I’ve been teasing since 2018, that’s to come later.
The way I write stories is that I get bored really quickly, even if this project fails I hope that I would have written enough that I want to keep the story up, I normally get bored at the start before I get into the real cool premise.
This is just me talking about my plans and motives now, the post has kind of ended already and this is mainly for my benefit.
Ideally I want to start early at 8 am (I’m a morning person but that’s still pretty early) and finish at 9 pm which gives me 13 hours unless I decide to go over. That means that I need to write about 3,000 words an hour if I want to get to 40,000 words which is very unlikely. I will not be paying too much attention too anything really, it will literally be just the first idea that comes into my head because that’s the only way to go. If I keep brooding over words then this project cannot work. I will almost definitely need to go on longer though and I’m semi-prepared to do that. Technically if I start at 8 am I have until 8 am on the second so if I want to miss all my sleep then it could work! I’ll probably pass out on my desk though, spam one letter and fill in the remaining 10k words with the letter w or something. The longest I’ve stayed up is roughly 36 hours so it’s doable, but if I was to stay up that late I’d have to simply skip a nights sleep so that my sleep schedule doesn’t get messed up!
That’s why the final product will be full of spelling errors, not just English words spelled differently. I will not have time, then I will release a chapter a week or so. Right now I’m doing a thing where I’ll release it off this blog first then slowly trickle the chapters down.
Anyway that’s about it, this was kind of a test to see how quickly and well I could write at an increased speed that I’d need to write at if I was going to take part in this project. If I can flow as well as this without putting too much thought into it then I think i’ll be ok. I think it’s going to be easier to go back and edit everything afterwards anyway so I may just do that. I may release the unedited version on google docs and then edit it before releasing it onto WP, though I may want to continuously bury my head in shame.
Another idea I just had was to start a timer for all the time that I write and write over a few days until that total reaches 22. To me that kind of defeats the point though because it won’t be in one day and I want to see how terribly bad it can be and put my self through the stupid process everyone does daily in eromanga sensei!
IF EROMANGA SENSEI DID NOT EXIST I WOULD NOT BE DOING THIS! (Don’t watch the show though)