YesYesYesYes – Why I love NaNoWriMo
There are so many reasons to recommend NaNoWriMo. Here are few of the things I appreciate!
The month long event gives you a start date, an end date, and a daily output goal.
That means STRUCTURE! We creative types need structure. We are, by nature, all over the place. If only we could have that discipline the rest of the year.
Perhaps learning how to apply ourselves every day to our writing for one month can teach us how to keep doing it in the months that follow.
For one month, you are no longer the lonely writer in the attic or basement. We Are Team November!
Our library is holding regular get-togethers of NaNoWriMo authors: for writing together or boasting together or commiserating together. It doesn’t really matter which; it’s good to be with fellow travelers.
At the start of December there will be words where there were none before. Never underestimate the importance of actually writing words. Without those an author has a hard time justifying the title. You will have words you can build on–words worth editing, polishing, rewriting, crafting, molding, into a finished product
In the worst case, when you achieve no goals, start late, or finish early, there will be ideas that weren’t there before. You might find at the end of the month, you’ve just taken the first steps into what will be years of work, all stemming from a few new ideas.
You did it, or part of it. Whatever, you get the accolades, because YOU did it.
You wrote; you rock!
I love NaNoWriMo!
But wait! NoNoNoNo – Why I hate NaNoWriMo
I’d love your comments, but please read both sides first. I believe them both.