So this journalist is going to do an experiment, where she writes an entire chick lit novel in "real time". Having read some chick lit that sure felt like it was written in a month, I'm pretty sure it can be done, if not very well. : )
Saving Face? Or Losing My Mind by Dahlia Lithwick
What I really liked about her explanation article is this paragraph:
"One of the things I want to probe in this month of writing is the question of why we see chick lit as an escape. What is it about women who are overscheduled, underappreciated, and who at some point become invariably compromised by an undergarment, that appeals to us?"
In the introductory material to my 2 books, I explain the appeal factors of Women's Fiction. In a nutshell, it's that women like to read these novels because we love that aha! moment - where you say, "I know that girl!", "I AM that woman", "That just happened to me", or, "Dang, I'm glad that DIDN'T happen to me!". We love to recognize friends on the page.