NaNoWriMo Snobs

I’m very well aware that there are quite a few published authors, editors and even agents who frown upon NaNoWriMo. I actually understand why.  I’m sure a large percentage of NaNo books are not well written and are submitted before they’re ripe.  But that’s not NaNoWriMo’s fault. That’s immature eager writers who jump the gun’s fault. 

What I don’t get, is why do they have to be uppity about it?  Snobs even. On twitter I’ve actually seen published authors SLAM writers for it.  I’ve seen condescending, belittling comments on the subject of NaNo, and I think it’s careless behavior for an author, editor or agent to act in such a way.  I think there should be a mutual respect, especially to those who’ve not joined the ranks of “published.”

Not everyone wants to meander through ten years of self absorbed reflection to write a bland story where everyone starts out miserable, meets mediocrity in the middle and dies a lonely death at the end. YAWN!  Some of us just want to make out with the hot guys, and that’s not you apparently. 

I won’t sit here and bash your writing style, so lay off mine.  (Okay, maybe I bashed a little.) What works for one, doesn’t always work for others.  Get over yourself.  There’s a book for every flavor desired.  People are reading, and that’s the important thing.