Every writer needs a little writer fuel, whether it’s fueling your body, or your mind. Every week, staffers at Camp NaNoWriMo HQ will be telling you about the food and the music that inspires them. Today, executive director Grant Faulkner unpacks the power of ‘the fool’:
To get where you’re going, sometimes you’ve got to go the wrong way. You might not truly know what it feels like to stand right side up until you stand upside down. Sometimes you have to wear a costume to find out who you are.
NaNoWriMo is famous for its “just show up” approach to writing. But sometimes you’ve got to know when to not show up, or rather, when to show up in a different way. I say this because “showing up” to revise my novel during this session of Camp has felt like an exercise in rigidity of late.