Friday, October 30, 2015

FRIDAY STIR FRY - To NaNo or Not To NaNo

I've got just one day left to make up my mind. Should I do this or not? This, of course, is National Novel Writing Month. If you've been living under a rock for the past 15 plus years, here is a link for more information.

I signed up. I have an idea. How about a list of pros and cons.

It's a good way to get words on paper. Even if they're not very good words.
There is a sense of achievement when you get your daily word count.
I may never have a finished novel if it wasn't for this.
I enjoy participating with crazy people like me from all over the world.
What else have I got to do?

First, it's hard. Much harder than you can imagine. The brain refuses to cooperate after a while.
It's depressing and demoralizing when you fall behind in word count.
I really should finish my current WIP instead of starting another.
To achieve word count, I have to get up early and write. Use my lunch hour to write. And, write after a long day of work. That's stretching my lazy ass to it's limits.  
I have a baby quilt to finish.

Well, it looks like we have a tie. Anybody up for rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock? 

Stay tuned and you'll learn my decision next week.


  1. Just do it for fun, Wanda! No pressure. And why can't you use your WIP? Can you get another 50K on it? You can do a Rebel and work on that. I did that twice in the last 8 yrs.

    1. I thought about that, but I don't think there is 50,000 more words to it. Plus, I think I need to start something new and get the writing juices flowing again. Because my WIP is more like a snail in progress.

  2. There's no right or wrong answer. As for me, I'm already as busy on my wip as I can be, so do not need Nano to encourage me to write more.