Today, I found an even better answer to the Better Yet, DON’T Write That Novel by Laura ‘How Dare you Be Creative’ Miller on salon.com. The article link was posted in last nights blog. If you read it, you will remember it was an out and out attack on the writers taking part in the National Novel Writers Month, an extremely meant spirited piece of writing.
The LA Times Jacket Cover Column posted a fantastic response to this nasty Salon.com article; Click here to view it – 12 Reasons to Ignore the Naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo by Carolyn Kellogg
Not only is it better, and much more reasoned response to Laura Miller’s elitist blog than mine; Laura Miller responded to it herself! You will find her response halfway down the 2nd page – Click here to view it. Another interesting read in itself as she manages to contradict herself, and tie herself into knots.
To understand what the blog below is about, you need to first click the link below and read the article from Laura ‘How Dare People Create’ Miller over on Salon.com, it is called Better yet, DON’T Write that Novel by Laura Miller and is aimed at the budding writers taking part in National Novel Writers Month.
Direct Link is here –http://www.salon.com/books/laura_miller/2010/11/02/nanowrimo
Here is my reply to this article, that is dripping with the sort of elitism that really does piss me off… When I first read Better yet, DON’T Write that Novel, I got a little mad. After all, the message seems to be don’t bother creating, its a waste of time, and how dare you NaNoWriMo plebes think you’re good enough to be read. Then I got it, and I smiled.
The author of this article has been reduced to writing incendiary blogs for advertising dollars, because her own novel didn’t shift any numbers, despite name dropping one the most beloved classic children’s fantasy series of all time in its title.
Let it go… People write, if they want to write during NaNoWriMo let them. The biggest and most successful books in the last 10 years have been located on that publishers slush pile, written by such dreamers as those you will find at NaNoWriMo. From teen Wizards to Sparkly Emo Vampires who are you to set the trend?
It is National Novel Writing Month, and just like year I am taking part. For the next 30 days I will be building my next novel one word at a time until I hit 50K. You can keep track of my numbers by viewing the growing word counter, which will be located on my website side bar, it looks a little like this.
Tonight, I took part in my first NaNoWriMo Write in at the White Marsh Barnes and Noble, it was a lot of fun being able to put faces to names, and I’m looking forward to the next write in this Sunday. See you all there…
Hello, been a while since I posted pure blog just about stuff so here is one and it may ramble a little bit so forgive me. Now lets get this started.
November is almost upon us and that is the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, 50,000 words and one month to write them in. Last time I competed in this competition against yourself I wrote The Tether, this time… Well, you will have to wait and see what I am going to do. If you want to keep tabs on my progress visit my NaNoWriMo Profile Here.
To get a little more out of this event this year I will be hosting a NaNoWriMo Write in were all the crazed writers in our area get together to well… You know write.. This write in will take place every Tuesday at the White Marsh (Maryland) Branch of Barnes & Noble at 7pm. Come on over and write with us, mutual support makes for a larger word counts.
Also Halloween is almost upon us, and I have to start work on my costume in earnest to get it done in time. I’ve chosen something a little special this year, and I hope to complete it on time to show you. If this goes well, it might kick off a small cosplay side hobby for me. Which I am sure will amuse Screamer over on RetroScreamers.com – Pictures will appear here.