Friday, November 21, 2014

The Pro's and Con's of being a NaNo Writer


PRO: NaNo-ing forces you to write even if you don't feel like it, something everyone needs every now and then.

CON: You have to write for a long time every day and it's really, really hard.

PRO: You get to hide in your room all day and not be social and drink tea and wrap yourself in blankets because you're writing and you deserve it.

CON: My room is really really cold.

PRO: You get to crawl into bed and wear cool gloves while you write.

CON: The room is still really really cold.

PRO: You can yell at people when they open the door and then giggle about it

CON: You get super cranky.

PRO: You can threaten to write people you don't like into your book if they don't behave.

CON: this doesn't always work. Sometimes they just get mad at you

PRO: You get to write to your hearts content. All you have to do is say "IT'S NANO!" and your family will back off. (at least mine will)

CON: You start becoming editor-happy and have to force yourself not to hit backspace. Like EVER. And that is really, really hard. I hate my inner editor.

PRO: You get to spend a whole month creating and exploring characters

CON: My characters.......

PRO: You get those exciting moments where you just know that you have GOT this and you re going to finish and you're going to win and it's AWESOME.

CON: These moments of buzz don't last long.

PRO: This is November and everything smells good and it's just the right time of year to be inspired.

CON: Inspiration can be hard to come by. pretty soon your mind starts short-circuiting.

PRO: But it's okay! THIS IS NANO! YOU CAN WRITE FREAKING ANYTHING

CON: You stay up way longer than you should. Tip guys. Don't write and be on totally obsesed with a Fandom at the same time. It isn't good for you're blood pressure.



SLEEP IS DUMB



PRO: You get to tell people you are doing NaNo and watch their eyes get wide with horror and awe. "Wow!  Is it.... hard?"

"Nope. not all." *smirk*


CON: You Realize you have ten days left and you are on the finishing stretch and have no inspiration and you start panicking because you need 50,0000 words at the end of the month!

This is about the time you start to lose your already addled mind.


SCREAMS

PRO: You take a breath and try to remember this is just a writing boost for you and it doesn't matter if you don't finish. Just have fun. FUN!

CON: It's hard to remember that when you know you only have ten days left to reach your count.

PRO: You have hundreds of writing buddies doing this with you. You're not alone, you have help and support. YOU CAN DO THIS!

CON: Having Writers block. In NaNoWriMo.

PRO: I DON'T THINK YOU HEARD ME. WRITERS. BLOCK. DURING NANO!!!!

...............

PRO; It's Nano. And as awful as NaNo is amazing. and wonderful. and challenging. and exciting. You get to meet other writers. you get to write a whole novel and it's freaking EPIC.


HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND! PEACE OUT Y'ALL!!!



*slides off car*



Bella

4 comments:

  1. Snort. You're bizarre. *offers tea*
    (Maybe fix the first two rights so they're *write*)

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  2. We like NaNo. We don't know what Pros and Cons are, but this was fun to read and we're happy you do NaNo too.

    We heard you are sick so we will send you a hug each and tell you to get better.

    GET BETTER. BERRA!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you John 8-) and for future knowledge Pro means up and Con means downs. So its the ups and downs of being a NaNo-er.

      I want to read your book when you finish. Okay? It sounds fun :)

      I will do my best to get better!

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