Not really. But I thought I’d catch your attention and that would be the fastest way to do it. The thing about National Novel Writing Month is twofold for me.
On the one hand if you’re a real writer, you’re already cranking out the novel that will sell. If you’re not, then you’re jogging your muse until you realize you’re a real writer who may or may not be getting paid.
Then there’s my friend Tambra Kendall, a romance writer you’ll be hearing a lot about in the coming months as she submits and is accepted to Sizzler Editions. She’s doing NaNoWriMo to jog her muse after a bout with health issues and a stupid divorce (I told you to get an insurance policy and take him fishing!)
And another friend of mine who is finally putting pen to paper because it’s about damn time they didd and yo’ll all be happy to read what they wrote. And I could go on in this vein actually.
NaNoWriMo has a place amongst writers. For some of us it’s a break from our hardcore routine that forces us to see what we’re made of. Can we do like Candace Havens suggests in her Fast Draft Workshop and crank out 50k in a month? Can we then go back and revise in another month? How close do we get? Anticipation builds.
The fun in it for other writers is just that, fun. I’ll be honest. I’ll never understand it. But other writers do and they get something out of it. So while I’ll complain about it being November and NaNoWriMo and how the “real” writers are busy working, the rest of you doing NaNo, should push hard and be proud.