Tuesday, October 14, 2008

To NoWri or BloPo?

That is the question.

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to publish 30 meaningless snippets or spew mounds of daily drivel and by spewing, end writer's block.

..I have two weeks to decide (one if I want to do any planning at all!) whether I want to participate in NaNoWriMo or NaBloPoMo.

Both are fascinating. On one hand, NaBloPoMo can drive me to plan this thing - set aside days for posting about specific topics, and join neat sub-groups like "Bloggers who wish they had syphilis". On the other hand, the thought of latching onto an idea/plot that excites me, sitting down and writing and not knowing (or caring) where it takes me seems pretty cool, too. I really like the whole "quantity not quality" philosophy there...it's very "American consumer"-ish.

I think both can get me where I want to be; able to more quickly translate thought to keyboard, without second guessing myself out of fear of not getting every little eensie-weensie detail right. My wife is seriously looking at NaNoWriMo; going it alongside her may help us both out. Who knows?

So...the challenge of 6000 words a day, or the challenge of actually thinking about where I want to go with this and making it quasi-meaningful? Aye, there's the rub!

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