So there we are knee-deep in NaNoWriMo, for those of you who are participating congrats on the progress so far. Hang in there I know you can do it. Just keep plugging way. And if you don’t make just thing you may have written more words this month than any other time in your life.
I am not sure how many of you have stopped by to read some of the stuff that I have posted and linked to Write on Edge I have been participating over there from time to time, they are a super great group of people who are brought together by writing. There is a whole group of them on the forums over on the NaNo site. They are all over Twitter too just look for the hashtag #writeonedge to find them.
Writing has never been some thing that I would put on my list of ‘What I am good at’. I was told by a teacher that she hated the way that I wrote, so to me this meant I was not any good at it. Yet some how writing has been part of my world forever. It times of great stress I find myself writing angrily in a journal of sorts that will end up torn up or set on fire at some point down the road. These where always just for me I rarely went back to read what I had penned, mostly because there was no hope to of reading the angry words on the page my hand writing is really bad at those times.
Blogging has taken the place of some of those angry hand written rants, for the most part, I still don’t share everything here. You are welcome, there are days that no one would want to go on that ride with me.
So back to NaNo, this is my third attempt at it. I won my first one, the second one came at a time of upheaval in my family so I was doomed from the first words that I added to the document. This year I have a bit of a plan, but still it seems to be mostly free to form on its own.
While I hope to finish my 50,000 words in this month and “write” a novel I am not writing it to be published. This comes as a shock to some people, I do not want to be a writer. I don’t think I have the passion for it, I think it takes passion to be able to deal with the rejection that go along with the process of getting published.
Why do I do NaNo if you are not writing to be published? Why would you take on such a huge task for no reason? Are both questions that I have been asked in the past about this whole crazy month that I participate in. The answer to these questions are very simple.
Because I can, I like to write.
Do you think I am doing it for the wrong reasons?
What are the reasons that you are doing NaNo (if you are) ?