Writing Wrongs

November 02, 2006

Booking Through Thursday

  1. Yesterday, November 1st, began the annual NaNoWriMo challenge--where lots of marginally crazy people try to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. What do you think about that idea? Crazy? Inspired? Challenging?

    I wonít win any friends with this, but Iím completely ďmehĒ when it comes to NaNo. Many people enjoy it and the camaraderie. I think if people have a hard time turning off the internal editor, this is one method to try. But just one method. There are lots more. On the flipside, if you canít/donít do NaNo, it doesnít meant you canít write a novel.
  2. Would you/Have you tried it yourself? In other years? (Or this one, in which case, shouldn't you be writing and not reading blogs?)

    Never tried it. The biggest reason is Iíve never been in a good spot for it. Iíve either been in the middle of a draft (last year), or revising/editing/polishing (this year). Iíd rather give one project my all than scatter and dilute my efforts. Maybe if I didnít work fulltime outside the home, I could swing it, but otherwise, nope.
  3. If you took away the time pressure, would you/have you tried writing a novel of your own?

    Um, let me check. Sure! Actually, earlier this year, I did 40,000 words on The Boysí Club within a month. I was in between jobs. Except for that not being paid thing, the whole in between jobs time was great.

Charity Tahmaseb wrote at 12:03 p.m.