Thursday's Thought: What Did You Think About NaNoWriMo?
During the month of November, writers everywhere shelter themselves inside their houses (or Starbucks) and do not come up for air until 50,000 words have been written for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). They must do everything they can, even if that means shutting off the "real word" in order to focus on their imaginary one so that their goal can be met by the end of the month.
Since I have yet to participate in NaNoWriMo, I am not able to give an opinion of this based on personal experience. It does seem exciting, though - having an excuse to drink coffee and write until your fingers bleed. This is also a pretty tough challenge, because it forces writers not to procrastinate and gives them a deadline to meet. However, I am still not sure if it would be worth risking the essence of my novel by participating in the NaNoWriMo race.
What is your opinion of NaNoWriMo?
Did you participate in it this year, or any other year?
If you did, do you think that you would have been able to write better if you had spent more time with it?