NaNoWriMo Results

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I realize I’ve been MIA, my apologies. I was using every spare moment to work on this years attempt for National Novel Writing Month. The final results? I ran head-on with real life in the middle of the month and was unable to write for more than a few minutes for days at a time. I fell short of the 50,000 word goal, but I did more than double the total words I wrote last year! I also like this year’s results 100 times more than what I wrote last year, which I think is even better.

I’m going to keep working on what I’ve written. I’ve really enjoyed having these sort of organized bursts of creativity. It’s so easy to get focus on the day-to-day creative things you need for telling stories for a living that you forget how important it is to stretch yourself. You forget how amazing it feels to push yourself and leave your comfort zone.

To me that’s the most important part of NaNoWritMo – to help people who want a chance to let their creative flag fly a reason and focus to push themselves. To give us a little push, motivation and support to attempt something we wouldn’t think of otherwise.

So what about you? How did your attempt go this year?

 

2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Results

  1. I see you tried to write a novel lin a month. Sounds rather taxing. Perhaps i could offer an alternative to cramming all that writing into thirty days.
    I am considering working on a novel throughout the coming year, posting a thousand words or so at a time for a week at a time.
    If your interested in my project, see my blog. I will have more on it in a post.

    • Thanks for the offer! The writing I was doing in November was part of an annual international challenge organized by the Office of Letters and Lights. Thousands of people take part each year and it’s really kind of fun. I think I’m better off doing my own thing for the next few months, but I’ll definitely check in on your progress.

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