And it’s officially the end of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).
For those of you that don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it’s where you try to write 50,000 words in the month of November. I’ve particpated in this many times, but this was my first time participating since 2016. So it has been awhile.
I was so excited for this month and to just write. At first I thought, this is the year that I will FINALLY win NaNo. (I have never won NaNo. Those 50,000 words are hard!). Then before it started, I decided to change my goal. Instead of writing 50,000 cause I knew I wouldn’t be able to accomplish that, my goal was to just write everyday. No matter how many words it was, I just wanted to write.
And I did…
…for the first 2 and a half weeks. I was doing good. Somedays I would write 200 words and somedays I would write 1,000 words. Again, it didn’t matter to me as long as I was writing.
Then I stopped. I knew it would happen and it did. I was doing so well in the first half of November. But the second half came, the holiday came, family time, and I was just burnt out. So no more wriiting happened for the last couple weeks of Novmeber. Okay well I did write a few days here and there towards the end of the month, but yeah, it was slacking.
So I failed…but ehh. I’m not upset about it. Honestly, I still had A LOT of fun writing. I still really like the story I came up with and definitely plan to continue on. And it was nice to just get back into writing something. So overall, even though I failed, I still had a lot of fun with what I did write.
Did you participate in NaNo this year? How did it go for you?
So to absolutely no surprise, at the last minute, I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. And by last minute I mean just the other day I had a simple thought of hey NaNoWriMo is coming up! Maybe I should join? Then I didn’t think about it for a few days, and now decided that, yupp, I’m going to do it. I’ve participated in previous years(never won though), but it’s been over 5 years since I’ve last joined in or even logged into the website.
What is NaNoWriMo?
National Novel Writing Month is where you attempt to write 50,000 words in a month. Like I’ve said, I’ve never been successful during my tries, but I’ve always had a lot of fun.
It’s been a long time since I’ve last participated so it kind of feels like I’m new to this. I’m going to spend the rest of October doing some prep work(coming up with a story idea, characters, outline) things like that. It’s definitely going to messy, because at this moment, I have absolutely NOTHING planned, but that’s okay. I’m just really excited to be participating again.
What I like is that everyone has a different goal. I’ve seen goals that aim for writing 50k words, some aim for 25k. Some aim to just write everyday, and some aim to just finish a story. Everyone has their own goals they want to accomplish. I’m going to attempt to write 50 thousand words(wish me luck). We will see how it goes. But really, my goal is to just try to write every day and just have some fun. At the end of the day, I just want to have fun!
Are you joining in on NaNoWriMo this year? Lets be buddies 🙂
My NaNo Profile Username: Angelicam2009
So we are seven days into NaNoWriMo, and I admit I’m already behind. I have over 8,000 words and I believe we’re suppose to be at 11,000 or so. So yes, I’m a bit behind. Usually once I get behind I’m done for, but I wrote about 1,000 words today so I do believe that I can catch up.
It’s very stressful trying to keep up with the word count, and parts of my story right now are pretty bad. But one thing that I remember is to NEVER DELETE! No matter how bad it is, no matter if it’s the most pointless sentence or words ever written, I won’t delete it. I will keep every bit of it. I can always go bad and correct these things AFTER NaNo.
One thing that I’ve been having a LOT of fun with during this story, is writing out my characters backgrounds and information. I have a few pages dedicated to that just so I can go back and look at the characters. It’s been a ton of fun doing that.
That’s just a quick update on my NaNo so far. Nothing interesting, but I will probably do another update in a few days or so. How’s NaNoWriMo going for you? Are you enjoying writing your story?
It’s that time again!!!
For those of you who don’t know(I’ll be surprised if you don’t), NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. People try to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. This is my fourth time participating and I’m as excited as always. I always have a lot of fun during this. As well as a lot of stress! For those of you particpating and need a buddy, go ahead and add me!