I get really talkative during NaNo events. It’s silly, but the pure and simple fact is: it gives me something to blog about every day. Even if it’s just a simple “I didn’t have time to do anything today”, it’s still a talking point.
I’m so on the fence about NaNo. From a pure writing perspective, I don’t like it one bit. I hated the “sprinting” style, I got burned out in week three SOOO bad and I even think I kinda hate Rain partially because of it. But from a community and socializing standpoint, it’s done a lot for me. I wouldn’t have started this blog without it. I wouldn’t have made contact with all you lovely people. I wouldn’t believe in my ability to keep writing even when it stops being fun, and I wouldn’t be anywhere near as active online.
As melodramatic as it is to say, I probably wouldn’t have let myself believe that I could really be a writer if I hadn’t done NaNo last year.
So even though, from the purely writing aspect, I kinda hate NaNoWriMo, I will still take part in the events for everything else I get out of it. The trick is to know your weaknesses. The actual writing isn’t one of mine, but there’s something else NaNo makes strong for me that I haven’t found the label for just yet.
I don’t know what to call it, but I’m glad to have discovered it. 🙂