NaNoWriMo? More like “nah, no wri’ mo’!”

So, November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.  This is a time to buckle down and take yourself and your craft seriously and write until your fingers bleed and all that good stuff.  If you’re a writer and you’re in a position to do that, then all the power to you.  I wish you the very best.

I am not participating.

It’s not because I lack confidence or conviction, but purely because, well… I have a problem.  I’m in a good place right now, where I’m actually able to close Microsoft Word and read scientific papers and make progress toward my thesis instead.  I’m a firm believer that we make our own problems most of the time, and I’m not participating so I can avoid doing that.

So, instead of taking myself seriously as a writer, I’m going to use November to cover the tough issues that I think too many people overlook.  You know, like why people write out every last detail of the taste of a wine and how it pairs with the filet, but won’t describe the consistency of a poo.  Or how people describe the sensations of sex, but don’t go into detail about the gory details of bleeding from your fun box for a week.

Onward, for fun and education!

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6 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo? More like “nah, no wri’ mo’!”

  1. I’m joining you in the Nah, No wri’ mo’. I don’t have a thesis, but I have a whole load of other stuff to write, to prepare for and above all to edit what is already written. So, cheer up, any month can become a wri’mo’ if you wish it badly enough, we’ll rock it in december…or january…or february, or in all of them at once 🙂

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