I really thought I had posted this video before, but I think I tried a few years ago and was not able to get it to show properly on the page.
Who doesn’t like NaNoWriMo?
Well, to be honest…. a lot of people. It attracts many criticisms, but one of the loudest (apart from “Please don’t make me read what you wrote!!!!”) is that we always push for “quantity over quality.”
Which is a fair observation. Many people, including me, find it easier to write now and edit later. However many people also struggle to leave something less than perfect, and prefer to take their time trying to craft it before moving on to the next page. There seems to be a general feeling that quantity is the enemy of quality.
Which brings me to an interesting story from Art & Fear : Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking.
If you are reading this message, it means that I have been kidnapped by genetically enhanced penguins, and only you can stop the Parakeet Apocalypse before it is too late…
Okay, that might not be true, but wouldn’t it be a cool plot for a book?
Unless you think you can do better.
In which case, I invite you to join me for National Novel Writing Month this November and take part in the excitement and madness of writing 50,000 words in 30 days.
For Asgard, For Sparta, and for Freedom from Fowl Oppression everywhere!
Madness???? This is NANO!!!!!
In response to my post yesterday, with the unlikely title of “I may have been mistaken,” I found this old cartoon on my computer which proves that for every supposed flaw on “old” technology, there is a counter-argument against the new.
Or maybe I just like it.
On a side note, I mentioned yesterday that one of the ways that e-readers will never replace printed books is the smell. Which got me thinking about why New Books and Old Books each have their own distinctive smell. And I found an very detailed, and scientific explanation for it here.
Or you can just read the summary in the picture.