Purpose : To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Optional Question: November 1 question: November is National Novel Writing Month. Have you ever participated? If not, why not?
And the answer is yes! I actually really enjoy the process of turning off my internal editor and simply spewing out the story to myself without worrying about making it all pretty. I've won some and I've lost others.
The fastest I've ever beat it was in 11 days. I dictated that one but didn't get back to it for a year. DON'T ever do it that way. It was truly a mess, but by the time I whipped that baby into shape, I was very happy with it.
What about you? Is NaNo your thing?