Before ya’ll roll your eyes at stumbling on yet another blog mentioning this overhyped annual event, know that The Cheeky One has already done it for you…often.
Now, just so we’re clear, I AM participating again this year under the pen name xastasia (don’t ask, no logic, no point) so please feel free to buddy me if you’re attempting the craziness. However, make no mistake, I think a lot of the hoopla surrounding National Novel Writing Month is ridiculous. No one can escape the cult of Nano…NO ONE! Not even me…believe me, I’ve tried…for years…yes, it’s sad.
However, despite the lovely Nano website banner urging otherwise, I shall resist delusions of grandeur. I am quite happy to acknowledge the world DOES NOT need my novel and nobody will perish sans my Magnum Opus…no matter how good I may think it is.
For the past few weeks, my Facebook and twitter feeds have been plastered with enough November Novel writing insanity to make the Candy Crush developers green with envy. Oh don’t get me wrong, I’m the last person to begrudge anyone finding writing inspiration, and I get a kick out of it every year, but the disproportionate focus on the agony of worry over not making projected word counts versus actually writing…well…it just seems to me that a pretty vocal majority are missing the point. Continue reading