Today is the start of National Novel Writing Month. Are you doing it? If so, I wish you all the best and hope you have a wonderful month!
Am I doing NaNo? No. I have never done it, though a few times I’ve considered it for more than a few minutes. 🙂 But every time I think seriously about it, I seem to run into the same problems.
- It happens in November which is always a pretty busy month for me. Especially when there is an election as I always help with a week-long American Government Camp which ends the day after the election.
- I always have several stories already started that I’m trying to finish and the thought of adding one more . . . Well, let’s just say it’s not what I need right now.
- Deadlines and I don’t have the best of relations. Especially when they are writing related! My family would like to be able to live with me this month.
- Editing. I know, I know, I’m just supposed to write the first draft during NaNo, but that’s not how I work. I write best editing as I go. So for me, the very idea of writing 50k words without editing . . . Yeah, not going to happen right now.
I could give as an excuse that I’ve never written that many words in a month before anyway, but that wouldn’t work as I know many who participate in NaNo haven’t either. Perhaps some day I’ll be able to join NaNo. But until then, I’ll cheer you on if you have joined, and will look forward to all the stories you write!