Is it just me? I’ve been browsing the latest posts with the writing tag and it seems like half are to do with this NaNoNuNah thing.
I think I understand the concept but it leaves me cold.
Maybe I’m just fundamentally too lazy to sign up to the concept of writing 1,637.56 words every day for a month.
But it also smacks of some kind of masochistic glorified school project. Where’s the creativity? Where’s the spontaneity?
I write because I want to write. I also write when I have something to write. Some days I can happily write 5,000 words – and know that most of it is good. Other times I’ll struggle to write anything.
Writing is like any other form of exercise, mental or physical: you need to practice to get better. But NaNoWriMo just seems too artificial.