On NaNoWriMo and the “Work” of Writing

It figures that in the middle of my "writing brain reboot" session, the infamous NaNoWriMo would waltz into my life to taunt me. That's an exaggeration. In reality, I haven't paid much attention to it in years. I've only tried NaNoWriMo and NaPoWriMo (the poetry one) once. Both times, I failed. Both times were in high-production years for my writing. And both times left me totally exhausted by the whole process. Since then, I've come to the conclusion that NaNo just isn't for me. Read More