I'd like to take this time to offer my regrets for the visual assault that was yesterday's collage. Some viewers reported headaches; one even complained of vertigo. I have learned my lesson and shall be more restrained and tasteful in future paper pursuits.
That out of the way, it's time to address a controversy lurking in certain unlit corners of the typosphere (actually, I am pretty sure that lighting hasn't been installed in any corner of the typosphere, due to low population density) and that is the controversy of Whether or Not Nanowrimo Is For Loser Hacks And Should Be Frowned Upon By Real Writers. Let me be clear as to where I stand: Nanowrimo drafts are written the same way as was Crime and Punishment: one word at a time ("I put my pants on just like the rest of you -- one leg at a time. Except, once my pants are on, I make gold records.").
What's more, the bitter truth is, it's likely that there is a Nano draft out there, written in 30 days, better than anything you or I could produce in all the days of our lives. Talent, she's a bitch.
I concede that 30 days does not a finished product make, but it's a start, and really it's a writer's talent or lack thereof that makes a work of art. Countless writers of genre fiction turn out published manuscripts probably no better, on average, than your typical steaming Nano pile of 50,000 words come December 1st.
Writers, let the audience be your judge-- not, god forbid, your fellow writers.
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