As I’m stumbling out of the gate for that deep revision of my WIP I working on for NaNo, this piece illustrates with far more humor than I can the reason I do NaNo to begin with. As long as my Kirk brain doesn’t over-act… 🙂
Ah, it is National Novel Writing Month. Many of you are participating in NaNoWriMo (write 50,000 words in a month) and many are not. Either way is fine. Your call. I love doing Nano simply because I have to fast draft everything because I tend to nitpick stuff to death, especially fiction.
I fast draft all year, so November is the only time I have company and lots of immoral support.
Why do I love writing fast? So happy you asked!
Many new authors slog out that first book, editing every word to perfection, revising, reworking, redoing. When I used to be a part of critique groups, it was not at all uncommon to find writers who’d been working on the same book two, five, eight and even ten years. Still see them at conferences, shopping the same book, getting rejected, then rewriting, rewriting…..
Great, maybe Kathryn Stockett, the…
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