I received a newsletter from Chris, he as an interesting point of view about the NaNiWriMo way of writing... He says that it is about writing the first draft, it doesn't matter if you do even embarrassing writing, the messy novel is the goal. You will have December to fix it.
I agree with him, and at the same time I don't. Each writer has his own way of writing, you may like to be messy at first or you may like to make a plot chart, and work based on its organization. It is up to you, remember always... Follow your heart. It is the one who really knows what is the best way to write.
Yesterday, I saw a german movie called Vitus, a child piano prodigy. It made me think a lot about Mozart, and somehow I saw this beautiful quote:
"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius." ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
What did he mean? Well, to me, it meant... If you love, you will work passionately toward it, think about it totally, be in love, and then something incredible will come because it is LOVE working.
He also said,"People make a mistake who think that my art has come easily to me. Nobody has devoted so much time and thought to composition as I. There is not a famous master whose music I have not studied over and over."
It was his love, that made it possible. Love your work, love your novel, work with passion, follow your heart, and live with that love. It is not just the work, but the result of that work inside yourself.
So, let's work, and just be yourself! Sounds so easy, doesn't it? Just be yourself.