But it’s a day of want-to’s. If I learned one thing during my experience with NaNoWriMo it’s that ten words are ten words more than no words at all. And that all I write and do can be improved later on. I’ve been doing yoga exercises lately, just ten minutes a day, but ten minutes are not bad. In fact, they are ten minutes more than no yoga at all, and that’s a good thing.
I so often heard that NaNo is just a comparison fest, that it’s unnecessary pressure, an idiotic try to force creativity. This might be true for some people, but not for me.
For me, NaNo is better than not writing at all. I might be behind the par, but I wrote, and that’s good. I might be far behind my friends, but I’m just glad they’re getting their words out. I might not publish a story, ever, but that’s okay, because I wrote, and I wrote for me. I’m not artistic in the sense that I have to write, that writing is like breathing to me (I sometimes feel this way about drawing, but that’s another story). I’ll leave this to others who are more suited for it. No. I write because I like to challenge myself to write at all.
And I’m okay with that.
(As always, I’m Hedgefairy on NaNo, feel free to add me.)