Friday, November 1, 2013

NaNoWriMo Is Here Again

What's NaNoWriMo? If you're a writer, you probably already know. If you don't know, it's that insane time of year when writers around the world sit down at whatever they use to write, be it desktop, laptop, tablet, all-in-one, typewriter, or good old pen or pencil and paper, and whack out 50,000 words between 12:00 AM November first and Midnight November 30th. Or at least make the attempt.

It's that time of year when you sit down to write and tell your Inner Editor to take a hike! That's right: no editing allowed! Don't stop for misspelled words, awkward sentences, poor construction, better ideas, name changes for characters, or anything else that may tempt you to slow down or stop.

Here's a little ditty set to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It" to sing along and stop your Inner Editor from slowing you down.

If you edit as you go, you stop the flow.
If you edit as you go, you stop the flow.
Tell your brain to keep on going
And the words will keep on flowing.
If you edit as you go, you stop the flow.

I know. It's silly. But if it helps, then my work here is done. 

Which is good, because I still have 49,898 words to go.

Happy NaNoWriMo, everybody!