If you’d been in the office in the first half of April, you would’ve seen various NaNo staff members furiously working, writing inspiring pep talks, and being generally magnificent. You would also have seen Chris Angotti, the NaNoWriMo Program Director, in full teacher mode, quizzing me on literary theory, pastoral elegies, litotes, and other such nonsense.
Why, you ask? Because I was using this past April’s Camp NaNoWriMo to study for the GRE in English Literature!
When I first registered for The Test, as it was lovingly called by roommates and friends, I saw it as an impediment to my Camp success. But thus, my friends, began my month of literary abandon. I’ve been out of school for over a year, so my brain needed a wee bit of dusting. It went a little like this:
The Plan and Its Benefits