Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Road Trip Wednesday- To Write or NaNo to Write
This week's YA Highway Road Trip topic:
Are you doing NaNoWriMo, or have you ever? Does having a deadline inspire you?
First off, November? Who picked this month? Obviously not someone who might have out-of-town Thanksgiving guests. I vote for NaNo in January...no major holidays, and the weather is sketchy enough to keep us inside.
Then, though I have written rough drafts in six weeks, that was with some editing along the way...I'm not sure I could let go of that and just write. It would be interesting to find out.
Finally, as much as I wish it weren't so, stories inspire me more than deadlines. I can and have met deadlines before, but it's losing myself in the story that gets me there, not dates on the calender or word count goals.
What about you? Doing NaNo? Tried it before? Do deadlines inspire you?