Quitting NaNoWriMo: Why You Have to Love Your Passion Project (via @lif_au)

Interesting insight into Angus Kidman’s third NaNoWriMo run, and how a different approach to his project failed him this time:

The short explanation? I was too clever for my own good. In previous years, I’ve started with nothing more than the glimmer of an idea and abandoned myself to the sheer pleasure of writing. This time around, I started with a rather different motivation: I was going to write something on a tech-related theme, so I could legitimately publish it on Lifehacker and Gizmodo over the Christmas break. That would give us some extra local content while most of the team took some time off. But I couldn’t just write anything and expect it to go on the site. It would have to be at least potentially relevant and interesting to our audience.

Read what happened next here: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/11/quitting-nanowrimo-why-you-have-to-love-your-passion-project/

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