Back in August I decided to sign up for NaNoWriMo on the basis that:

1) It seemed like one of those things I would regret not doing
2) It sounded cool
3) It was a very slow job hunt day

If you're not familiar with NaNoWriMo, well! You should be. The idea is simple: Write a novel in a month. That's it. No one's saying it's gonna be good. In fact, they warn you that it might very well be very bad.

But nothing's gained from not trying, right? Besides, my wife and a couple friends are doing it too, so, you know, peer pressure. You don't want to be the lone dude sitting outside of the circle.

I have no less than three ideas, although two of them might be the same. One is comedic and the other is not, unless, of course, it is. I'm not sure. I'm not really what you'd call a planner. I stopped doing outlines in college because early on it became clear to me that I was doing better on my exam essays than I was my actual papers, which is not usually how it's supposed to work. The trick was to try to write more like I did when sitting down for a test, so I dumped outlines and just figured it out as I went along. As a result, I started Acing papers, and found other ways to bring down my grades from there. I used to feel bad about this, but it turns out I'm far from the only one - in fact, there's a couple writers I really admire who are the same exact way.

None of this has anything to do with gaming really, except to say that, as a warm-up for NaNoWriMo, I'm going to start trying to use this blog more often - if only to get used to constructing words into sentences once more, if not quite doing actual preperation.

In other words: Still here. Will update.

Posted by Kevin on 1:28 PM

2 comments:

Colure said...

Actually, it was YOU who peer-pressured ME into joining the NaNoWriMo club ;) So you know, just sayin ;) Borders cafe writing dates FTW!!!

Kevin said...

Semantics!

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