Saturday, October 23, 2004


If you think I have been drinking, well.....Nope. When I signed on to Blogger tonight this came up on the news page....

CHeck this out and let me know your thoughts.


Blogger Dave White said...

Please pardon my French, but what the fuck? It's interesting, but somehow I find it annoying, and insulting. God knows what kind of unrevised, unedited, incoherent crap people will come up with. Then again, that sounds like me when I'm drinking.

9:38 PM  
Blogger John R. said...

Same as NaNoWriMo.

But then there are people whose real problem is getting into gear for long enough to do a novel or who are daunted by spending more than a couple of months working on one, and it's perfect for them.

The net's already full of some truly horrific amateur writing, and occasional nuggets of really good stuff. This'll be no different.

I just take exception to Blogger's title for this. Following the NaNoWriMo 2-2-3-2 format, theirs should be called NaNoBloMo, which sounds distinctly sleazier... :-D

4:46 AM  
Blogger Jim Winter said...

They lost me at "Patriarch to the potentially published..." You're only "potentially published" when someone asks for the manuscript. Self-pubbing has its uses, but I wish people would stop telling unpublished writers that all you need is a rough draft and a printer. Enough bad books make it past the editors at the major houses in New York. Why do I want to login and read someone's unedited novel on line everyday?

A short story I can almost see, but a novel? And since when do novelists have it made? Bookstores don't fawn over you. They fold their arms, ask you if Ingram's carries the book, and say they'll get back to you. The only time they fawn over you is if your name is James Patterson or Dan Brown or Stephen King.

8:23 AM  

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