I still can’t believe I used valuable NaNoWriMo time to read and write about all these articles!


My phone has a fun feature that posts news updates that I’m supposed to find interesting. Sometimes I actually stop what I was planning to do just to read them. Well, ok, I don’t, actually.

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of provocative headlines such as “Why NaNoWriMo may not be for you and that’s ok;” “The Problem with NaNoWriMo;” “What’s wrong with NaNoWriMo;” “Five reasons not to do NaNoWriMo,” and “Why NaNoWriMo is a complete waste of time.” That one begins by saying that November is that time when “every wannabe author gets all preachy and sanctimonious about NaNoWriMo, and telling us why we should all be doing it.” (This is the only one for which I provided a link, because I think it’s the funniest.)

I had to ask myself why these obviously professional, successful, self-respecting writers were spending their valuable (slow) writing time exploring the…

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  1. I get news notifications from the BBC, always introduced with a great ta-da, usually some starlet I’ve never heard of has died, or their ghastly star news interviewer is about to massacre some poor politician.
    Keep going with Nano. Never mind what other people say. Probably sour grapes, because they – like me – can’t hack it.


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