When people find out that Sarah Domet wrote a book called “90 Days to Your Novel,” she says they always ask her the same question: Can a novel really be written in 90 days? Her short answer: Yes.
Writers, aspiring writers and those simply fascinated with the creative process can get a glimpse of the possibilities when Domet presents a Meet the Author program at the Statesboro Regional Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday. The program, sponsored by Friends of the Library, is free and open to the public.
Domet is a faculty member in Georgia Southern University’s Department of Writing and Linguistics and a keystone in the Statesboro’s active and growing writing community. She was selected to lead a Writers Workshop as part of Statesboro’s annual Write Place writing festival last fall, which grew into a six-week writers workshop at the Statesboro library.
“ ‘90 Days to Your Novel’ was born out of my own tendency to make excuses about why I couldn’t find the time to write on any given day,” Domet said. “Then one day, I saw an infomercial for one of those cheesy workout videos that promise you buns of steel, or abs that can cut glass, in only eight minutes a day.
“Our minds are muscles, too,” she said, “and writing, much like exercising, requires daily diligence and practice in order to make any progress.”
At the event, Domet will offer inspiration, writing exercises and insights on the writing process. She also will share the results of some of her own diligence and creativity. Her short stories and nonfiction and been published in the New Delta Review, the Potomac Review and the Cincinnati Review, among others.
There will be a reception following the program, as well as a sale of “90 Days to Your Novel,” and Domet will be on hand to autograph copies.