National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo) is here. I've done NaNo a couple of times and I still I think it's only half worth it. Half because it keeps you writing and keeps you going but at the same time, you kind of rush through it without always thinking. Your judgement may lapse a little because there really is not as much as time as you would like. It also makes you wonder the worth of your creative abilities or even if you have any in the beginning. At least, that was how I felt whenever I'm participating in NaNo.
I am not participating this year but I really do like the idea that people all over the world is writing their novel at the same time and even as I type this, someone has probably written a few thousands words by now. I'm glad for them. So I just thought I share these for you NaNo participants out there.
Things to say to get people off your back when you are writing :
01/ When asked what you are doing:
02/ If caught taking a nap:
03/ If caught staring at a blank page:
04/ If caught staring at a blank computer screen:
And look very, very frustrated as you say it.
05/ If asked where you get your ideas from:
Or tell some other weird story that goes in circles. And look very, very frustrated as you say it.
06/ When asked why you can't do housework:
07/ When asked if they can be a character in your novel:
08/ When asked if they can read what you have written:
Or some language you are sure that person does not know.
09/ If someone pester you on what your novel is really about:
And smile sweetly at the person.
10/ If caught playing a video game or watching a movie or doing something other than writing:
(Bonus because today is 11/11)
11/ When asked if you're really writing a novel:
This is just a silly list, so don't take them seriously. I mean it. Don't take them seriously. Seriously. Good luck writers!