Yeesh, I need to get back into regular blogging again...
Where was I?
So, NaNoWriMo begins in a week, and a few peeps have asked me if I'm doing it this year, and when I say no, they seem surprised. I thought I'd explain why I'm not on here.
First of all, NaNo is an awesome idea, and I know a lot of people who do it every year and produce great novels because of it. It encourages people to give themselves targets and deadlines, and to reach them while having fun along the way. I have no issue with the idea itself, and would recommend it to any and all writers. Click here for more info on it.
It just won't work for me.
Unless a deadline or target is imposed by me (and me alone), I don't respond well to them. In fact I work slower. I know that sounds ridiculous, but I'm a ridiculous kind of person, as those who know me will attest.
Along with that, NaNo comes with a shiny forum to jump on and read about other people's progress/projects. Things like that are like crack to me. I'd spend hours reading it instead of working on my own project. I know this because it's EXACTLY what happens with my writing forum, which is why I avoid it these days.
Another reason is that I'm already working on a project. Granted, you don't have to start a new project with NaNo, but it's preferred, and I'm not stopping this WIP for anything. ;)
So, there it is. I'm sure someone will pick all sorts of holes in my reasons (they're rather thin after all), but it won't make me sign up. I'm resolute in my non-NaNo-ness. :-)
Still, I'm interested in hearing if others will be playing. Lemme know, peeps! And good luck! :D