If you’re an aspiring author, the final days of October are usually a daunting time because you know that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner.
I know some people say that they love writing. It’s a hobby. They like nothing more than to sit down a write away all day. Erm. I’m not quite like that. God knows why I keep writing, because I kind of half dread it, but half love it at the same time.
I’ve written stuff for NaNoWriMo in 2010 and 2009 so far, and I’ll be at it again in 2011. Each time in the past, I’ve ended up with a 50,000+ word novel that needs to be SERIOUSLY edited. And I’ve never quite loved the books enough to do all that editing, or to beg someone else to do it.
Anyway, I wrote a post on 100gf | Politics and Computers about NaNoWriMo and its younger cousin, the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program, which I think is a great idea because it gets kids interested in creative writing without imposing the 50,000 word target on them. Come to think of it, maybe I should sign up for that instead…