I'm considering attempting NaNoWriMo this year. If I did, my novel would be something relatively pulpy and aimless. I have at least two three competing ideas for plots - some more well formed than others. The most well formed, I have actually fallen out of favour with. Or rather, it fell out of favour with me.

Still, I am wondering if I'd be better off focusing my energies on actually writing a novel seriously. Then again, I could think of this as a sort of trial run, to learn to focus on writing above any of my other interests and to see what mistakes I make. I'm not really sure, but I'm seriously tempted.

If I do write something for NaNoWriMo, I'll post it to the internet in a separate blogspot blog so that you can all see my shame.


Michelle said...

I think you could do it seriously. Whatever you write in a hurry would no doubt put others to shame--not yourself. Still, IMO, you should go for the gold.

commongal said...

I think you can do anything you put your mind to, as you are one of the most talented writers I have read.

I always look forward to reading your work. This week, I won't be participating in the Sunday Scribblings prompt as I have a lot of work for school, but I look forward to reading yours.

tinker said...

Go, Pacian, go!!

It is a lot of fun, and even though I didn't make the 50,000 word count last year, I'm so glad I did it... I bet you could cross the finishline with words to spare (so to speak).

commongal said...

You can always revise what you do quickly...I once had a professor who would make us edit our scenes in three to five minutes in class. Sometimes time constraints help a writer make good decisions.

Pacian said...

You are all too kind. I think I will have a crack at it. What's the worst that can happen?

(Don't answer that.)