For anyone and everyone who knows about NaNoWriMo, I know it’s in November and this is waaaay too early for a post about it. But, I wanted to talk a little bit about about it for a couple of reasons.
First of all, I participated in my first year of NaNoWriMo in 2016 (last year). I sort of cheated by coming into the month with a couple hundred words already worked up (a prompt from class). And I still didn’t finish the challenge by the end of November. Tragic, I know. But in my defence, it was my first year and I had just gone back to school for that Fall semester and finals week was in November and I had a job and other responsibilities. Nevertheless, I absolutely fell in love with the idea of writing a novel in a month. I loved the experience I had of writing thousands of words a day for the days that I actually could write so much.
That brings me to my second point. I absolutely plan on participating again for NaNoWriMo 2017. I think I’ll have to put a more realistic view on it for several reasons which aren’t relavent to the point. But basically, I’ll have to do the bulk of the writing in the beginning of the month in order to actually get it done (or even close).
Lastly I wanted to tell any aspiring writers out there who may come across this that NaNoWriMo is an incredible experience. You’re stressed for a month straight but if you meet your quota at the end of the day/week/month, you’re so incredibly proud of yourself even if it isn’t exactly your best work because you freaking did it. And if you’re like me and you have a hard time
adulting prioritizing time to do something (see planning) NaNoWriMo acts like that authority figure telling you to get your shit together because it’s due at the end of the month.
Okay guys, I think I’ve got a pattern going with Writing Wednesdays, what do you think? Byyyye.