I love deadlines.
I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
Douglas_Adams, The Salmon of Doubt.
November is the NaNoWriMo month!
According to NaNoWriMo site:
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. Participants work toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word draft during the month of November. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.
It has its pros and cons.
- Open to professionals, hobbyists and practically to everyone with internet access. No one asks for credentials, recommendations or previous sales figures.
- The genre does not matter, and even lack of thereof.
- No one is going to read it, so even if the draft it awful, there won’t be public humiliation.
- Fun (or so Tara Sparling claims)
- An opportunity to look like a real-writer while importantly pointing to the deadline and saying firmly, “I’m busy, really busy, extremely busy”.
- Having to truthfully answer inquiries about how the writing is progressing.
- No one will bother to ask how the writing is progressing.
- Ending the year with copious amounts of frenzied writing I’ll have to rewrite.
- Actually writing 50,000 words. In. A. Month.
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”