Friday, October 22, 2010

NaNoWriMo

I've heard so many people who have raved about NaNoWriMo. Some, not so much. I've thought about it, but I don't know if I would be able to write every day and make the goal! I do have a story idea in the works, so maybe if I plot it out a little first, I'd be able to do it. I'm really excited about it, and since I'm nearly finished with my WIP, I'd like to put that away for a little bit and refocus on something else. NaNo sounds perfect for this. To focus on another book for a month, and then go back to my other one and start revising and editing.
So, the question is...to do it or not to do it? If I do it will I absolutely hate what I've written and throw it all away? Or will I love it and be so glad I did it.
Have you ever participated, and were you a winner?

If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is, check it out here. :)

4 comments:

Jenn Wilks said...

Yes, you should do it. Definitely. I've participated 4 years in a row and won twice, and I'm doing it again this year.

Here's the thing: even if it is a completely putrid pile of dog poo and the only thing it's good for is throwing it out and lighting a fire on it, you still have practiced writing in a different way and honed your craft.

Good luck!!!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

That was seriously the funniest thing I've ever heard! Thanks for the vivid image in my mind! :)
I think I may have to do it just for that comment.

L.T. Elliot said...

Nano's intense but I think it's a wonderful way to learn how to discipline yourself and to silence your inner editor. Mine takes the reins over way too much!

Brooke R. Busse said...

I've done NaNoWriMo two years in a row and won both.

The first time was with their Young Writers Program and my goal was 30k. I have now expanded on this idea and am doing a rewrite which will hopefully be much longer.

The second time I did the full thing and finished in two weeks. Right now I'm editing my first four chapters for a critique.

It was worth it to me.

P.S. I know this is late but I just love Nano. ^^