Not Doing NaNo? You’re Not Alone!

I wouldn’t go so far as to call this an ANTI NaNoWriMo post (even though I just did in an earlier reblog) but it’s always worth getting both sides of a situation, and Allison provides some not-doing-Nano considerations.

Allison Maruska

A few have asked me if I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo this year (that’s National Novel Writing Month, for anyone scratching their heads). It’s a really big freaking deal among writerly types. So much so that not participating can make one feel left out. Alone. A little loser-ish. But everyone else is doing it, they think. Maybe I’m not a real writer if I don’t do it. 

notebook-933362_1280That said, this is my answer when someone asks if I’m NaNo-ing: No. I’m not.

My home and life will be NaNo-free this November. And in all likelihood will be NaNo-free every November.

Don’t get me wrong. There are some great reasons to participate in NaNoWriMo (see Chuck Wendig’s post here). There are also some great reasons not to do it (see the same post). I don’t need to rehash all that. I want to share the reasons why I personally…

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6 thoughts on “Not Doing NaNo? You’re Not Alone!

  1. I get kinda annoyed but Nanomo, I’m like if you’re a writer write when you want. I’m glad it encourages people, but if you’re a writer, then write. You shouldn’t need a movement to tell you to write. haha

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  2. Thanks for re-posting this. I have been going back and forth with should I or shouldn’t I on NaNoWriMo. Though I like the concept of it, I just don’t think this November would be the best time for me. I am a very new writer, it is something I’ve always wanted to do, but just recently started writing short stories as a part of #Blogbattle, and figured trying my hand at a novel would be the next step. Your blog posts on writing have been so helpful for me, and your humor makes my day, though I have learned the hard way, not to drink any type of beverage when reading one of your posts. haha

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