Monday, October 13, 2008

Again With The NaNoWriMo!

It's taken many years, but I'm now so comfortable in my spazziness that changing gears every month doesn't bother me anymore. This is me. I'm a spaz. "So," you might be asking, "What now?" I'll tell you what now.

After spending most of the year certain that I wasn't going to do NaNoWriMo this year, I found a reason to do it. First, the reasons to not do it: 1) I didn't need another abomination of a first draft novel that would take untold effort to rein in. 2) I need to get some short stories written, damn it!

Well, one of the cats at StarShipSofa mentioned the Rebels forum on the NaNoWriMo site, for people who trash the rules and do their own thing. I decided last night to do my own thing. So I am going to do NaNoWriMo this year, but I'll be writing first drafts of short stories instead of a first draft of a novel. At fifty-thousand words in the month of November, this could give me anywhere from five to twenty short story first drafts, depending on the lengths of the stories. So there.

I'm in it.

2 comments:

Rory "Fireshaper" said...

Matthew! I found ya! What's your name on the NaNo site?

Matthew Sanborn Smith said...

You can find me at the NaNoWriMo site under my name, Matthew Sanborn Smith. I added you as a writing buddy last week. I assumed it would have alerted you. I guess it didn't. My two other writing buddies are also sofanaughts, in case you want to add them.