2011: The State of the Nanonovel Address
Friday, January 14, 2011 4 Comments
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how to get more involved with nanonovels instead of just spitting them out a few times a week. Several people have said (albeit a while ago) that they would be interested in seeing my feedback, and I’ve gone back and forth on that suggestion–I’d like to interact more with you delightful folks, and I think it would be a good exercise for me personally, but I also wonder if it somewhat defeats the purpose of the nanonovel as I’ve imagined it: something completely, repeatedly changeable in meaning solely by the reader (that is, you), uninfluenced by the writer’s thoughts or perspective about what they’ve (I’ve?) written. So keep in mind that if what you’d like to see are my comments on your work as a reader, you’re going to get mostly questions about the direction of your own “novel” versus comparative notes on what I was originally thinking when I wrote the nanonovel in the first place.
Anyway, whether you’ve commented before or just swing by here periodically to see what stupid shit I keep yammering about on various social media outlets, I’d appreciate your feedback, easily obtained by the wonderfully convenient survey below.
(Of course, this only pertains to nanonovels in their current Twitterized format. I’ve also been considering expanding the idea to include other types of media, like music and sounds, and even just writing a long[er]form piece [more than 140 characters, that is]. I’d also really like to create a space for people to post their own nanonovels, not just versions of mine. Suggestions? Comments? Requests to collaborate? I’d love to hear ‘em.)