Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? That's the question every writer asks their writing buddies. It's this funny code between us. When outsiders hear it, they look at us like we have three heads. We share the joy with them, then puff ourselves up like we've taught them algebra or something.
So...am I participating in NaNo this year?
No. I've done it previous years, and it's been great. I've written a couple novels that way. Granted, they are in desperate need of revision (which I plan to get to someday...), but as far as cranking it out, NaNo is the way to go. It's encouraging, motivating, and focusing.
Which is the precise reason I'm stepping back this year. If you're in the NaNo zone, those elements drive you toward finishing. If not, they are guilt-inducing. I'm just not there, so I'm going to let my fellow writers proceed while I sit back, write s-l-o-w-l-y, and applaud.
So if you're doing NaNo, go get 'em! I wish you the best. If not, grab some chocolate (or a nap) and join me.
Happy (No-No) NaNo-ing!
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