Monday, November 30, 2009

Writing about NaNo

Check it out! I published a column in the Easton Journal on my NaNoWriMo experience--namely about how trying to write a novel in a month can be about community-building as much as it is about novel-building. Best Blogger Tips

7 comments:

Kim said...

Congrats! I envy your cottage and write-ins. It can be hard to build any kind of writing and/or friend community and it looks like you are accomplishing both. Sigh... more envy.. but in a good way:)

January said...

Nice. Congrats on the article and on completing NaNo!

Writer Bug said...

Thank you both!

Writer Bug said...

PS--To Kim, it's taken a long time for me to feel "in" a community...and everything always looks simpler/easy-to-envy when you don't see all the behind the scenes. I have felt community-less for a long time. As you say, it's hard to build a writing or a friend community.

Becca said...

I really enjoyed this perspective on the NaNo process. I was all alone in my NaNo experience, and I think it would have been greatly enhanced by the company of some "real" writing partners.

One of the things I've always loved best about my musical groups was joining together with other like minded artists in pursuit of a common goal. Writer's seldom have the opportunity to do that, and your article pointed out how being part of a community can change the whole endeavor for the better!

Well done :)

Writer Bug said...

Becca, I've often been envious of other types of artists, such as musicians, who generally get a community built in along with performing their art.

Grace T said...

Writing in the cottage sounds great. I grew up in Easton and it's nice to hear about your writing life there.

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