NaNoWriMo – What it means, whose doing it?

So Andi here,

I am going to venture a little away from a review based blog post and talk about NaNoWriMo.  What this stands for if you don’t know is National Novel Writing Month.  It is one month of a year (November) that people challenge themselves to write a novel, or finish a novel, or write 50,000 words.

Now it started off relatively small and has exploded, I believe part of this is due to an increase in self publishing and a drive to be that next great author.  Heck there is nothing wrong with that, go forth and prosper.  Yes, I am saying that as a fellow author and a blogger. The more people who write, the more books I get to read.  As a fellow author, your book is a great thing, my book is a great thing, there are audiences for both, for all, and I am not threatened by you writing a novel.  In fact I want you to, I want to help encourage individuals to write, because reading and writing are important aspects of what I believe is the human condition.

I am 4,999 words into my novel.  Will I finish it before the end of the month?  Maybe, heck there is a chance I wont even GET back to it before the end of the month.  But I will still encourage others to write and have fun doing it.  Meet other authors, explore the depths of your imagination, but please for the love of all that is holy, if you are planning on publishing get an editor.

So this brings me to the nay sayers, the individuals who are “authors” and want to beat all of the “wanna be” authors down for only writing this month.  Well a fellow author, and an all around good guy summed it much better than I could.  Not only that but his books are horrorific in the best way possible.  His blog can be found here —>>


So whatever side of the writing fence you are on, enjoy November, eat lots of thanksgiving goodness, but stay out of other people’s writing lives, because it just isn’t worth it.

Later my lovelies



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