Friday, November 1, 2013

Day 1 of Nanowrimo: Valuable lesson learnt

The fact that you can write anywhere, anytime is a lesson that NaNoWriMo has taught me the first day itself.

I am this pantser who waits and waits for this elusive muse to show up. It was of no avail. A pressure to write, to perform, to conform to a word count was the push that I desperately needed.

My NaNoWriMo trial run began yesterday itself. I had to get around 2000 words done everyday, for a full month. So, I needed to write whenever and wherever I got time.

Yesterday, we went to catch up the latest Kollywood blockbuster at Abirami Theatre at Chennai. And, I was able to write a bit there. It was the first day show of Super-Star Ajith and if I can write among the cheers and whistles, I can write anywhere. Today, right now, I am penning these words as I sit at a hair salon, as experts are trying to fix up my hair. (Now, that’s another elusive thing!)

Lesson learnt: When you want to write, you can write. The time and place does not need to be perfect.

And thanks to NaNoWriMo for drilling that into my head.

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