Friday, November 1, 2013

Not Me

I never do NaNoWriMo. Most Novembers, I use the excuse that I'm in the middle of revising, but I have other reasons.

First, I trust my process. I write by working every day, unless I’m ill, traveling or extremely busy. Writing every day is a luxury, and I cherish it. Churning out a specific word count daily would make writing a chore. 

Second, there are good and bad writing days. In the end, word counts are irrelevant. One great sentence can make a good writing day. Cutting a few thousand words can make a better one. 

Third I’m not much of a joiner. I wish all the participants of NaNoWriMo luck, inspiration and great writing days. It’s just not for me.  


TimInMich said...

I've tried NaNoWriMo, too, and got the targeted word count. Didn't have any lasting effect on me, though; so I haven't done it the last few years.

Ann Finkelstein said...

I never have done NaNoWriMo. For some people, it seems to be an inspiration, though.