You’re already a professional writer/author with many worshipful fans. You fly first class… every once in a while. Your new iPhone 5s is gold for crying out loud! Why should you bother with NaNoWriMo?
Here are four reasons that you might:
- Get that novella or novelette done. You’ve been putting it off, but no more. If you can, set aside November to bang it out NaNo style. Then you can go get your Hugo or Man Booker prize. Maybe a Nobel. (Probably not.)
- Free-write a new concept or world that you have big plans for long term. NaNo can be the lab you need for nearly consequence-free experimentation. Just like in college.
- Try out something wacky or something that’s not your usual style. Usually write romance? Maybe give a techno-thriller a whirl. Been toiling away on an urban fantasy series? How about some Law & Order fan fiction? No judgement. We all need a break.
- Marketing. Tell your legions of adoring fans what you’re up to. Blog about it. Tell them about your trials & tribulations, as well as your triumphs. It’ll be great for them to see another side of you. Unless that side is kind of a jerk. Then maybe refrain.
What other reasons might you devote your valuable time to NaNoWriMo? Let us know in the comments!