A balanced approach to the NaNoWriMo writing frenzy.
When November began, many creative writers were anxious about the looming challenge of National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo. I was one of them. Even though I didn’t have a new novel in me, I wanted to capitalize on the energy of the legions of participants who would spend the the month scribbling, logging word counts, joining write-a-thons, and burning their candles late into the night in the pursuit of literary accomplishment. Or a 50,000-word draft, whichever should come first.
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