V is for Verbose

I’m sure it’ll shock no one if I say I’m not the most verbose person around. I tend to listen more than I talk and when I write I try to keep it as simple as possible.

This is probably why I dislike Nanowrimo so much. The challenge of putting down 50,000 words in a month is designed for the verbose. Or people who are better writers than me.

I find myself adding in unnecessary words when the scene isn’t flowing instead of figuring out what is wrong because I’m more concerned about word count than making it good. Then I get frustrated because I know I’m wasting my time on garbage rather than making a great story.

And that’s generally when I quit. I’ve tried 3 times now and they’ve all been miserable failures.

The last one was the best, I’ll admit. I got a rather good start to a new story and put down nearly 10k words before I realized I was so far behind I was never going to catch up. I got behind because I refused to put down words for words sake this time and when I get back to that story I’ll have less of a mess to deal with in edits.

And really what’s the point of spewing a bunch words if you’re just going to delete them later, right?

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