Let me preface this by saying, do whatever works for you, OK? No hate and no disrespect here.
But I do not and will not understand this NaNoWriMo BS that is basically inescapable for an entire month.
My #NaNoWriMo face.
I don’t force myself to write. I just don’t. Which is probably why I haven’t written anything new in almost two months. Not the point.
I just don’t get this. At all. Why would you stress yourself out to write x number of words in a given span of time that you ALREADY KNOW aren’t going to be any good? Is that too pessimistic? To me, if I’m “on the clock” I’m likely to churn out a bunch of shit just to reach a certain word count. A word count that I’ve preset for some effing reason. And if I’m the one to set the word count…can’t I just make it whatever I want? 500k? 5k? 5? It doesn’t matter, does it? What’s the limit?
If you know anything about me, you might recall I used to be a teacher. I hated giving a length requirement for essays. Because I KNEW if I said the essay had to be 500 words, let’s say, I’d get 250 of quality material, followed by 250 of the same thoughts reworded. Or 250 words of extraneous detail. Or 250 words of “I think” “I feel” “I believe”. MAKE IT STOP. As a student it was the same thing. Like how I can pad this thing to get to the right number of words? Let me undo all my contractions!
Writers, why do this to yourself?
Why spend an entire month writing something you ALREADY KNOW you’re going to spend the next month rewriting? December shall be DecDoOver. Yeah, the name ain’t catchy. But it’s about as catchy as NaNoWhyAmIDoingThis?
Calendars! Looks like a busy month for tweets. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing. #whynot #procrastinatingwriter #gifsarefun
First of all, I apologize for the lame title. It’s really lame, isn’t it.
Now, maybe you can relate to this, but do you ever like something, like really like something, and you binge on it? Then, something happens and you either forget about it, or move on, or find something else that replaces it? Well, my God. I forgot how awesome Ze Frank is. Shame on me, I know.
I found one of his videos that I hadn’t seen–hooray! And I wanted to post it, because, as usual, the man is a freaking genius. While I don’t believe in fate, at all, I think I was meant to find this today. I’m calling it a happy accident.
I haven’t been around much. You must be struggling to survive without random blogs about random nothingness. Well, good news. I’m full of random nothingness right now. Here goes.
Just a quick post to share the September calendars for some #amwriting hashtags games on Twitter. Here ya be.
*I didn’t know this one existed! Might try it out.
All for now. Happy tweeting! 🙂
I’m writing again! And it feels fantastic!
Of course, it has no plot. I don’t know if it should be a novel or short story. I’m having continuity issues. Past tense writing is hard!
But I’m writing again!
*Me. If I had a slinky. And looked like Johnny Depp. So, not me.
I’ve been MIA this week, but for my return, I bring you a video that always makes me laugh. I wouldn’t say I’m a fan of Family Guy. I do love this clip though.
Have you seen this?
This little video makes me so happy. I had to share. We need more media like this.
A new month means a new batch of #amwriting prompts. Time to share. It helps having them all in the same place, no?
Happy writing, all!
*I’ll be updating this as I discover more games.*
a.k.a. Things You Wish You Could Say to People