What NaNoWriMo is teaching me
Yesterday wasn’t a good day for writing, because I had plenty to do and little time to sit down and think about my character’s next move. Despite the fact that I’m behind schedule, I’m quite positive about the result. Actually reaching the goal of 50k words it’s important for me, because I challenged myself to do this right and I really want to succeed (my inner critic would be insufferable if I don’t).
However, no matter how much I feel compelled to reach 50k words, I don’t want to reach that goal by writing crap. I know it’s a first draft and that I will have plenty of time for editing later, but I would prefer not to have to re-write everything or NaNoWriMo would have been useless.
So, here we come to the point: what is NaNoWriMo teaching me?
In this first week I learnt that, if I write a little every day (really every day, with no exception), I don’t need to re-read what I already wrote, because I don’t lose the thread. This save me a lot of time. Moreover I see the story proceed quickly and I feel encouraged to write because I am curious to see where it will go.
So, what about you? What are you learning from NaNoWriMo?
I know it’s quite a short post, but I need to go back to my NaNoWriMo project to catch up with today’s word count!