If I write the book this summer, do I really need to do NaNoWriMo?

I mean, the point of NaNoWriMo is to write the book*. If I’ve already written it while I’m waiting for people to get back to me with edits for other books, do I really need to do it again? I mean, I’ve already got at least three books on the publishing schedule for this month. That takes up time.

Of course, the counter-point is: if I write during NaNoWriMo, then I have two books. That’s a consideration.

Moe Lane

PS: The book I am thinking of writing early will not be set in the Fermi Resolution.

*I understand that this is not the point of NaNoWriMo, for other people. For me, the point of NaNoWriMo is to write the blipping book.

6 thoughts on “If I write the book this summer, do I really need to do NaNoWriMo?”

  1. To wit – If you already have a Beard, are you ‘participating’ in No-Shave November?

    The point is to focus attention on an activity to create a desired outcome – so if you don’t need the nudge of a collective effort to do so, good on you, Moe.

    1. One doesn’t need to participate… it’s not compulsory.
      The point in participating is to focus a person on the goal, and to provide a support group of sorts.
      Should Moe want to participate, there’s no barrier to entry. The question becomes… what would Moe write?
      Morgan Barod: The Early Years … or something completely different?

      1. Well by that logic, for a social media driven trend like NaNoWriMo, wouldn’t it be better to embrace the zeitgeist?

        Sooo….Morgan Barod: The Early Years, the Musical, the Series, the official tie-in novel?

          1. That sounds more like an illustrated page-a-day calendar (and what glorious illustrations they’d be), or a devotional reader rather than a novel. Still a worthy tie-in product to be sure, but not the novel we crave….and deserve 😉

      2. There’s the first NaNoWriMo I tried, which needs a ending – and a willingness to commit to its high weird supernatural roots. I might do something with that.

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