To NaNoWriMo or Not To NaNoWriMo

As if I don’t have enough going on, I’m debating participating in this
year’s NaNoWriMo (http://nanowrimo.org). Of course, what I SHOULD do
it earn money to help pay for Christmas – and I could, since I have
another 7-9 hours of audio that need to be typed up from this past
summer. My client is ever so patient and has no deadline for these
hours (thus the long time it has taken me to get them done). But if I
get them done, that’s a nice pre-Xmas paycheck for me. And a paycheck
is much better than NaNoWriMo.

And yet, every year when NaNoWriMo approaches I think how much fun it
would be to participate. I, much like others, have longed to write
The Great American Novel. Of course, mine would be more like The
Great Fluffy Book of Nonsense (The GFBN, as it were), but who cares?
Getting it on paper is all that matters, right?!

So I think what I’m going to do is spend the next two weeks attempting
to finish the freelance transcription work that I need to get done.
And then, come November 1, I should have a clear conscience that will
allow me to then begin writing my GFBN. Maybe.

Do you do NaNoWriMo? Got any tips for getting through it?

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One comment

  1. Or you could do like me and take 6 months to complete it 🙂 So wonderful though having a complete story on paper even if it is pretty much a throw-away story.

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