The Restless Writers were considering participating in NaNoWriMo this year. But one lingering bout with the flu, one schedule so busy that peeing had to be optional, and one flood of new freelance work all added up to a resounding not this year.
This doesn’t mean we’re not writing. We just have to do without the accountability, tips and motivational supports built into the NaNoWriMo community.
For those of you like us who are not part of the NaNo tsunami, here are some reasons why this month is still a great time to write:
10. We’re fresh off the flight from SiWC. Time to leverage that motivation into some ambitious word counts.
9. No-one’s getting any younger.
8. It’s getting cold outside, but it’s nice and toasty in front of your computer.
7. You won’t feel bad when you see those “Wrimos” tweeting their daily word counts, because you’ll be holding your own. (P.S. Tweets count…don’t they?)
6. Tweeting word counts—and not embellishing—will give you a warm fuzzy feeling, like a snifter of Drambuie.
5. Even though Scrivener for Windows isn’t yet available, now is a great time to check out some other software, like PageFour, RoughDraft and WriteWay Pro and see what you want to put on your Christmas wish list. See more options here.
4. What else will you do during the post-Halloween and pre-Christmas shopping and party marathons?
3. You still have two months to reach those writing goals you set for yourself last New Year’s. (Unless you’re @RestlessBJas, and you set your goals in September.)
2. There are no more reality show finales to distract you.
1. You’re a writer. This is your calling. Today is just another day that you have the chance to bring your stories to the world. So get to it!
Good luck to Wrimos and non-Wrimos alike!
PS: This was our 100th post. Cue the balloons, party hats, and wine in a box!