The Final Stretch

It’s the final week of NaNoWriMo.

If November has been kind to you, you’re due to hit the fifty-thousand sometime between now and saturday, with an added nod to those of you that have already made your target. The obvious round of congratulations is in order for those that have or will hit their targets by month’s end, but you know what?

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Writing Musts: Publish ASAP!

You might be like me, especially if you got here from one of my links to the post. You’re a writer, working on the draft of something, and potentially doing NaNoWriMo. If you’re on track, you’ve got at least thirty-thousand words already, and the big 50K is in sight. You have friends who want to read what you’re working on, and you’re seeing people already discussing their publishing plans.

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Writing Musts: Getting Wise to the Whys

Questions about why writers write are one of those things that will never go away. Some do have stated reasons that they’re aware of, while others have a draw to the medium that is inexplicable to them.

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Cue the Nays

It happens every November. Every year there’s someone that thinks they’ll be amazingly cutting edge, and question the value of NaNoWriMo. I’m a firm believer that people should be able to think what they want, but I start to take issue when these ideas become so ingrained with the process, that we get into a separation of writers (I’m picturing air quotes), and real writers.

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