NaNoWriMo TruthsPosted: December 14, 2012
Things NaNoWriMo Taught Me
- I enjoy meticulously obsessing over the wording of each sentence and phrase.
- How to write a great quantity of words each day.
- That when I write in a hurry, I lose track of my plot.
- How much fun it is to get wrapped up in a story and characters of your own creation.
- The types of background noise that is acceptable. I particularly enjoy foreign background music, like this, this,and this; and of course, the elusive sound of silence.
- Research is half the battle.
- Procrastination isn’t as terrible as it is made out to be.
- I can do amazing things with an hour to myself in the middle of the day.
- Anne Lamott doesn’t know everything, and though it pains me to admit it, Ian McEwan isn’t perfect either. A writer is as good as his flaws.
- I think faster than I can type.
- Longhand is a great tool too.
- I enjoy non-fiction writing as much as fiction.
- The bed is a fine place to peck out some words, but a proper desk and chair, and preferably one without a cushion, is the best place for me to focus for long periods of time. Add a cup of coffee or tea and I could sit for hours.
- Getting outside to be among the trees is important for letting creativity loose. So is proper sleep, though a certain amount of fatigue elicits a certain amount of honesty.