Status: editing book #3
Posted by: Genie Gabriel
Yes, I'm about to embark on a blasphemous path. I'm going to give you some reasons NOT to participate in NaNoWriMo. Please, don't throw rotting vegetables just yet. If you've committed the unpardonable and are struggling to keep up with your word-count goal of National Novel Writing Month, you can probably add reasons of your own to this list. And if you're writing almost 2000 words a day, you probably don't have time to read this anyway.
So, here are my reasons not to join the NaNo craze.
1. Are you crazy? The holiday season is bearing down on us with all the sympathy of an earth-destroying asteroid. Who is going to make sure the retail stores make their way into the black if the entire population is (gasp!) doing something creative and productive?
2. Are you crazy? Who would go on a crash diet on Thanksgiving day, with Christmas candies, cookies, pies and other yummy desserts just around the corner? So why draft a book now? Wait until tomorrow or the next day or the next…
3. Are you crazy? I have three books to promote during November and another two to edit. I'm way past the time when my words on a computer can be a crappy draft. Everything I'm writing now has to be polished to a gleaming finish.
4. Are you crazy? Sitting at the computer for eight or ten hours a day does nothing but broaden my fanny and make my back ache. I would be frozen in hunker-down mode and have to be pried out of the chair with the jaws of life.
5. Are you crazy? Why would I want to scale back my writing to a mere 50,000 words a month? I have deadlines to meet! Doggies to feed! A mortgage to pay!
Hopefully you've guessed by now I wanted a chuckle this morning and took it out on you--the blog readers.
For those in the throes of NaNoWriMo, I wish you luck in meeting your goals. For those who aren't participating, you have 341 days (more or less) to come up with a reason NOT to do NaNo next year.
Happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope you have much for which to give thanks!