Not NANOWRIMO Again
Every year about this time, every November 2nd to be precise, I always realize that NANOWRIMO is already under way. Usually in April, I’ll find something on the internet that makes me want to do NANO this year and then every year I fall behind or forget or something. So this year, rather than get run over by NANO and it’s 250,000 word requirement, which is really easy to screw up if you miss a day, I’ve decided to buck the trend and write a short story in a week.
Why a short story? Because I honestly don’t have the attention span for most well-written novels, much less my own crap novel that I am going to sick of after eight days. This way I can write and do my own thing without feeling guilty about having other shit to do over month. So, mark my words:
- November 8th I will post a complete short story.
- At 12 pages and 250 words per page, this will be? Hold on let me add: 3,000 words long.
- And also will be revised at least twice.
Because I really think editing is about 90% of the process of writing. I don’t jibe with the idea that you sit and bleed words for thirty days and you’ll have a novel on your hands. Mature writers seem to think that the first draft is always should always be scrapped anyway. I want to explore the process of writing a short story because it takes less time to see results. Rather than trying to write out a whole novel that could be pretty ill conceived in the first place. I will try and post some more thoughts as I go along.