I find this a very odd phenomenon. Clearly, NaNoWriMo is mainstream.
With that said, I don’t do NaNoWriMo. I already am a very prolific writer. Literally, for me to write a novel, all I need is time to type. That’s it. I can go from start to finish along my meager, but effective, outline. When I am done with my current work in progress, I have two more novels waiting to get out. I come up with complete ideas and outlines faster than I can type.
By the way, this drives me absolutely nuts.
But I digress. This is why I do not do NaNoWriMo. It serves no purpose for me. A novel, for me, is twenty percent writing, and eighty percent editing. The editing gets me. If there were a NaNoEdMo, I would seriously consider signing up for that!
When we took a poll, many of you responded that you had indeed written a novel. I am curious: are revisions such a brain-chore for you?
Don’t get me wrong—I’m not complaining. I love the revision process. If I was to measure the brainpower required to revise versus the brainpower I expend to write, the revision process requires more thought and skill.
What say you? Reply with your thoughts on revising, and, if you are NaNoWriMo-ing, how it’s going!