Anti-NaNoWriMo Rants – Shut Up Already

Quoted for Truth. I’ve been working full time every year, and still ‘find time’ for NaNo. The idea that it’s ‘speed writing’ is utter nonsense. It’s discipline and desire. Not ‘speed.’

ARMAND ROSAMILIA

I am a big fan of NaNoWriMo. I do it most years as an added writing exercise because I try to hit the goal each month regardless. I have fun because many of my friends also do it and we encourage one another, I get a chance to go out around town and meet other writers who are doing it, and it is just a fun time. 

Then I read a bunch of posts bitching about how stupid it is and writing is not a race and they wouldn’t be caught dead doing it because they are seemingly too good and write all year and blah blah blah. 

Shut up.

The first year I did NaNoWriMo I was working a full-time 60 hour a week job. I wanted to see if I could do it. I was far from becoming a full-time writer and I just wanted to finish a…

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