Nope, I’m not participating in #NaNoWriMo. I basically have two reasons why I’m not.
- It makes writing seem like a chore. (and let’s face it, it can already be a bit of a slog.)
- First drafts are easy.
Over the past couple of years writing full-time, it’s my biggest takeaway: A first draft is the simplest part of writing a book, it’s everything that follows that takes real work and dedication, and the more disjointed your first draft is, the harder it is to actually finish your novel. Personally, I like what Nick Mamatas had to say about #NaNoWriMo.
But, in case you are participating in #NaNoWriMo, here’s the official website if you need a bit of support while you’re creating six months of work for yourself.