While everyone else in the blogosphere is concerned with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), inexperienced bloggers like me just want write. We nonconformists recognize that, even if we could pump out 50,000 words in 30 days, most of those words would suck. Not to mention we have other lives. I have not yet achieved my dream of being able to sit at my computer all day with nothing else on my plate but to write, write, write.
Not that I’m opposed to NaNoWriMo. I think it’s a great idea: Write for a cause. Work cooperatively. World peace. All that.
It’s just . . .
Personally, I’d rather work on attainable goals. Take the GRE, figure out grad school, freelance (I’ve got my first freelance article coming out this week!), exercise, write whatever I want whenever I want. I’ll bet you have responsibilities, too. Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure Dickens never wrote for NaNoWriMo? How about Shakespeare? Tolkien? Austen? Homer?
That’s what I thought.
- NaNoWriMo: I’m Only Going To Say This Once, Okay? (findingmyrhythm.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo Scares My Socks Off (daphneshadows.wordpress.com)
- The NaNoWriMo Bucket (orestn.wordpress.com)
Hi Jessica. Thanks for linking to my post. I’m glad you’re working on your attainable goals. For me, NaNoWriMo is like my Kobayashi Maru test – I might not attain the goal of 50,000 words by end of November, but it’s how I face the game that matters.
Congratulations on getting your first freelance article out there!
You’re more than welcome for the link! Zemanta is a very cool tool. And I highly applaud you for participating in NaNoWriMo. Like I said, maybe someday I’ll be ready to do that, too:)
“Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure Dickens never wrote for NaNoWriMo ? How about Shakespeare ? Tolkien ? Austen ? Homer ?
That’s what I thought.”
You make me feel less guilty. Thanks :)
No problem! :)