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November 2 question - November is National Novel Writing Month. Have you ever participated? If not, why not?
I LOVE NaNo!
WAY back when I first stumbled into writing for fun (at that point I had no actual knowledge of the publishing biz) I learned about NaNo. Sounded like fun so I jumped in. This was on November 1st.
I started a new project and won. My prize? A rambling mess of a story that required a ton of edits! I learned so much from writing that mess.
Since then, I've done NaNo fairly regularly. Now, I have a much better idea of how I write a story, and my projects no longer require all those edits. I still don't outline or plot in advance, but the characters and main points of a story percolate in my brain long before I start chapter 1.
We all have different ways of writing a story, so the NaNo experience might not be for everyone, but it makes me happy. NaNo is all about the joy of a community focused on writing. As part of the IWSG, we all know something about that!
How about you? Do you NaNo? Are you a rebel?
If you want a NaNo buddy, I'm @jemifraser over there!