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?