Saturday, October 25, 2014

NaNoWriMo Insanity

I've heard that the definition of insanity is trying that doesn't work over and over in hopes that it will work.

That said, I am apparently clinically insane.

This is the third year that we have done NaNoWriMo. I haven't won yet, and every year after it's over I swear it off and say that intense deadlines aren't for me. Then, come October, I'm swept up in all the NaNoWriMo hype again.

That's not to say this year is different. But this year is different. No, I'm not quitting, folks, I'm just not playing to win, I'm playing to improve. I seriously haven't written anything of substance besides little notes on my phone for nearly a year. So for me I'm just going to be working on getting a healthy writing pattern set up. And if I coincidentally happen to get 50,000 words, that works out fairly well too.

So I guess that classifies me as a rebel Wrimo, or whatever you call it. Trinity, who did win NaNoWrimo last year, is going a different route, but I'm going to let her tell you about all that. Additionally, to all our fellow Wrimos, Trinity's NaNoWrimo username is A Quill In Her Quiver and mine is The Quill Is My Sister.

How many of you are participating this year? We'd love to be writing buddies with you.