It’s often said that a million monkeys locked in a room with a typewriter will eventually — albeit probably after an eternity — create Hamlet. So I guess that’s part of the appeal of National Novel Writing Month, the brainchild of California columnist Chris Baty. Jolene cued me in, and she’s even committed herself to the word rush. The target: 50,000 words in one month. Paul LaFarge does a great write up in the Village Voice. The San Francisco Chronicle has blurbed it twice. Dan Strachota writes of the afterglow following last year’s run. In short, just do it. A pile of crap beats no crap at all. (Okay, poor metaphor.) Perhaps the simple kick in the pants some folks need…

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