We’re only a week away from the start of the highly anticipated annual writing project known as National Novel Writing Month. Right now thousands of writers are preparing to begin this project that officially commences on November 1st.
The month-long writing event—most commonly referred to by its abbreviation, NaNoWriMo—challenges authors to write 50,000 words in the span of 30 days. This annual project is quite popular and has helped launch the careers of several authors as they ended up publishing the novels they wrote during NaNoWriMo.
Another positive byproduct of NaNoWriMo is that it promotes discipline, dedication, and perseverance to the craft of writing as authors must maintain an approximate 1,667 minimum daily word count in order to complete 50,000 words by the deadline.
But what I want to address in this essay is the one glaring negative no one seems to talk about, and is the reason why I will never partake in NaNoWriMo.
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. . . it’s the proofreading, editing, rewriting, formatting, cover designing, marketing, selling, begging for reviews, etc.
Roz Morris has a few words about ebook piracy over at Nail Your Novel:
“I’ve had a worrying experience with a local book club. I’m not sure it is as it appears, so I won’t name names. But either way, it raises worrying questions about the way authors’ work is valued.”
Continue reading about Morris’ experience here.