4 comments on “To NaNoWriMo or Not To NaNoWriMo: A Post for the Fence-Sitters

  1. (continued from Twitter) YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY YOU WROTE A POST!
    I love the way you put thoughts that have bounced around my head into witty intelligent words with far more insight than I have ever managed. Seriously, you rock my socks!
    This post was awesome. I’ve been a fence-sitter this year and after reading this I’ve decided to give NaNo a go. Writing has been an uphill battle for me in the last year but maybe this will work.

  2. I think the fencers are an important demographic for people to reach! And I think they need more than a “No, it’s stupid” or “Yes it’s amazing!” response on either side, so.
    I hope it works for you! Sometimes the crazy pressure helps when you’re blocked the rest of the year — don’t know why, but it can. Definitely the community helps, because if you’re having a terrible writing day, someone else is, too! :) There is absolutely ZERO chance that you are the only person having a bad writing day that day.

  3. I’ve actually done and won NaNo 3 times so far haha. I’m just not sure if I want to do it this year. To date the work I’ve produced for it is totally unusable for publishing which is a goal of mine.

  4. Ahh, gotcha! XD Well, like I said — each year you write something unusable, you learn more about what works and what doesn’t, right? “Failure” (to use a loaded word) is an important learning tool. :D
    That’s not to say that I don’t cringe when I think of my 2004 attempt, a bloated 86,000-word fantasy story where by the end of all those words they still hadn’t AMASSED THEIR ENTIRE PARTY YET, let alone found the PLOT. But through that I’ve got a HUGE list of things never to do again! ^^;

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