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.