NaNoWriMo Sucks.
Shaunta Grimes

NaNoWriMo and the Joy of Creating

You forgot the loss of sleep, the jealous spouse and kids, household chores falling by the wayside…

But NaNoWriMo really is awesome for getting started and giving you confidence.

A key piece discovery for me was that writing and editing are two different tasks. That makes it easy to write and easy to procrastinate on editing. One NaNoWriMo author I saw posted his 50,000 words after week 1. It was almost unreadable with spelling errors and next to no punctuation. I can’t imagine going back to edit that but he certainly got his ideas down.

Maybe writing is enough for some, me included?

I think of music and songwriting where I wanted to make that a career but the business of it took some of the joy from the creative aspect. Creating music is enough for me. NaNoWriMo lets me figure that out with writing.

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