Web-based reasons to put off till tomorrow what you could have done today:
Jessica Harbour is full of good advice for participants in National Novel Writing Month, which I kind of wish I were doing, now that it is safely too late to start. NaNoWriMo’s FAQs include the following:
Did you know there is a group in Vancouver that writes novels in a weekend?
Yes, and they are fools. Everyone knows that any deep and lasting work of art takes an entire month to make.
How do you pronounce NaNoWriMo?
Oh. I’ve been saying it NAN-no WREE-Mo.
That’s ok too.
Can I write one word 50,000 times?
No. Well… No.
Can anyone participate in NaNoWriMo?
No. People who take their writing very seriously should go elsewhere. Everyone else, though, is warmly welcomed.
Oh well, maybe next year.