Song of the Day: King of Anything by Sara Bareilles
So here I am having written close to 6,000 words over the space of 3 days (Today is day 4, but I'm only at about 100 words due to the fact that I am at my day job). That makes about 10,000 words total for my manuscript! It's the most words I've ever had on a manuscript ever! It's safe to say that I LOVE NANWRIMO! This brings me to my next point.
I've come across several articles and blogs bashing NanoWriMo. If you are bashing the event and the organization, then essentially you are bashing its participants. I know that the method doesn't work for everyone, and it's okay to say that, but when you're putting writers and their efforts down, that's just not right. I think all participants realize that major editing will have to be done after the month of November. I honestly don't think anyone thinks they are going to type word number 50,000 then send it to an Agent and instantly get a book deal. While it may be possible (hey we can dream can't we?), I don't think anyone's expectations are so high. Why would you put down something that has people motivated to get their words on the page?
I'm one of those writers who self edits as I go. I end up so frustrated that I just stop writing. This project has encouraged me to keep going. I keep it in the back of mind, that I can go back and change the wording later. There's nothing wrong with that. So to you NanoWriMo haters I say, "Talk to the hand!"
Good luck to all my fellow Nanoers! Keep writing!
P.S. I know I already used this song, but it's so PERFECT for today's post!