Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It's NANOWRIMO Again & I'm Writing

November is a busy month - NaNoWriMo is upon us again.  This is added to the already full month filled with the extra shopping and planning for the holidays.  Like most modern families, mine is very dispersed, so travel falls into play also.  So why add the added pressure of writing 50,000 words in a month?  Some days I ask myself  "Are you  crazy!?"

No matter how much time is crunched this month, I think I will manage and owe that to the community of writers.  The Nano program offers group support to keep the incentive going.  Having others participate, and cheer you on too, is propelling. 

Some don't like Nano with claims that good writing can't be rushed.  That may be true, but getting a rough draft down and letting the creative YOU write without interruption, and eliminating the internal editor that tries to block the randomness, this is very useful and constructive to get the draft done.

We all need to go back and rewrite, that is a given.  No serious writer would ever pass off a first draft as finished.  It does however give incentives to put yourself in the chair and WRITE.


Good luck to all. 

Keep reading - Keep writing!


  1. Keep writing Elizabeth, good advice, it's good to write without checking every detail.


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