I just had to. It’s only fair I weigh the pros and cons equally.
Have you read 22 Reasons You Should Participate in NaNoWriMo?
22 reasons. NaNoWriMo talk. In a list format. All things I love.
- You might hate it (you’re entitled to your own opinion).
- It’s not for everybody (so by all means, work at your own pace).
- It is work (which many people shy away from).
- It is a time consuming activity (allotting an hour or more a day to writing).
- It requires sacrifices (are you willing to give up TV, friends, sports, etc.?)
- It produces crappy first drafts (unless you’re not human).
- It is fast-paced (30 days is not much time to write a novel).
- It can affect your sleep patterns (on different levels).
- It rushes you (especially during the final stretch).
- It doesn’t give you much room to breathe (if you make writing a priority).
- It can make you grumpy (I’m warning you).
- It may destroy your confidence levels (ouch).
- It could make you doubt yourself (on multiple occasions).
- It doesn’t allow for extensive editing (unless you’re a machine).
- It is not easy (ask anybody who has tried it).
- It is daunting (writing 50,000 words sounds like a walk in the park, right?)
- It can seriously damage your relationships (don’t let that happen).
- It will put other things on hold (walking the dog? feeding yourself?).
- It adds unnecessary stress (something everyone wants more of, am I correct?).
- It hurts everything (your brain, hands, wrists, neck, you name it).
- It may not feel all that amazing to you (everyone’s different).