Tuesday, October 25, 2011

7 days

Remember a while back when I wrote about the rules of NaNo and I said that some rules were meant to be broken? I didn't forget about it.

  • Do you plan to write a series of unrelated short stories or essays? 
  • The only thing you want to write is a memoir or a non-fiction piece? 
  • Already wrote a novel and continuing to follow that story in a 2nd novel? 
  • Planning to write *gasp* more than 1 novel in November? 

If you answered yes to any of those, you may be a "NaNo Rebel" and there is a forum just for you!

Pro Tip: Some rebels have suggested a way to pad the word count is to nix contractions and separate all conjunctions. Maybe becomes may be. Can't becomes can not. True, that is bad form. Some may call it cheating. But honestly, if you are willing to take the HOURS it will mean when you get to editing to fix all those "creative" pads, then far be it from me (or anyone else) to call you out on it. The whole point of NaNo is to have fun creating a work so you can finally say "I wrote a novel." In the end, someone that wrote one novel (even if it is a crappy one) is more likely to be confident in his/her ability to write a second and third novel.

7 more days.

Love is love, no matter the back story. <3 DS

1 comment:

Booksteve said...

Not guaranteeing anything but I'm mulling over an idea.