Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NaNoWriMo: What Participating Has Done For Me.

"I have never felt like I was creating anything. For me, writing is like walking through a desert and all at once, poking up through the hardpan, I see the top of a chimney. I know there's a house under there, and I'm pretty sure that I can dig it up if I want. That's how I feel. It's like the stories are already there. What they pay me for is the leap of faith that say's: 'If I sit down and do this, everything will come out OK.'"

-----Stephen King (Quoted in Writer's Digest Jan.2010 issue)

I am seeing the material produced during NaNoWriMo this year as Mr. Kings chimney tops.  Or perhaps misshapen bits of clay in need of deep cuts and rounded corners before it becomes the fully realized work I see in my imaginings.  I do know using NaNo to work out one of my WIP this year has allowed me to see said story a bit clearer.  I should .  I've sure as hell done enough digging.

Happy NaNoWriMo folks.  I hope all your writing goals are met this fine season.


  1. The ghost of Ernest Hemingway and I are not fond of NaNoWriMo, but that is just our personal take on it. I did, however, did my own version of it as I finished the last half and all of the edits for THREE SPIRIT KNIGHT in November. So we were team-mates in a sense this year! :-)

    1. We dream dreams of other worlds, fight the good fight alongside our characters and promote the love of good story. I would say we are team-mates every month of the year.

  2. I'm glad NaNo helped you see your story better. Good luck digging and shaping. =o)

    1. Thanks B.E. I think this is what I needed to jump start my writing post baby. Now off to the trenches, shovel and pick in hand.



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