“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein
As November approaches and I still haven’t had a chance to do things like outline or plan my next novel, largely thanks to work on other consuming projects like NaNoToons and the NaNoMusical, I’ve been feeling the need to explain why I love doing NaNoWriMo so much.
I can understand why people don’t like it. Look, we, as wrimo’s, are crazy about it. We’re like a cult. And some wrimos think that if you DON’T do Nano, you’re a creative dunce. No wonder there is backlash.
Some people have different ways of expressing their creativity. That’s fine! I won’t force anyone to do it. It’s silly to look down on someone who doesn’t do NaNoWriMo, just as it is silly to look down on people who do.
Why do I continue to do NaNoWriMo? Because I believe that creativity can be practiced. I don’t get writer’s block. Ask my creative partners. There are probably many reasons for this. Some say I don’t have any filters (I don’t really), others think I’m a loony (possibly) but one of the main reasons, I think, is that I practice it.
Sometimes I get thoughts. But I don’t want to put them on the internets because I don’t want people thinking I’m some pretentious academic. Heck, I hate sitting in lectures.
Anyway. I need some place to put this before I forget.
One problem with the culture of Christianity is not that we no longer adhere to the rituals of those in power. It’s that the resulting outrage of this is used as an excuse to ignore the pleas of the powerless.
I am so liberal, I think it’s OK to be conservative.
There is no virtue humanity cannot turn into a vice. There is no vice God cannot forgive.