Delayed gratification

October 31, 2010

Categories: NaNoWriMo

Read Sarah Wilson’s article on delayed gratification on the weekend and it reminded me of my writing process. I like to let things bubble away for ages without writing anything down. By the time I allow myself to write it’s in a burst of creativity like the start of a race horse as they burst forth through the gates. The trick is to stay the length of the course. (With a nod to the Melbourne Cup Race tomorrow.) I’ve been wanting to write for the last couple of weeks, but been holding back until today, the start of NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month).

Good luck to all the NaNoWriMo writers. Got a feeling this is one of the best days of the process.

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October 27, 2010

Categories: NaNoWriMo

November, which has become well known as MoNember to some, has also become known as NaNoWriMo for writers with a masochistic streak or those hoping to impose some writing discipline into their iives. This annual creative writing project began in 1999 in San Francisco with 21 participants. Last year over 170,000 people signed up for the event, and you can add three more people to that number as three bdb’ers decided to take the plunge and join in the fun this year. Anyone else taking up the challenge?


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