I Did Something Stupid (And Succeeded!): NaNoWriMo

So I just completed NaNoWriMo for 2017, despite the fact that I started it halfway through the month – dumb thing to do. I won’t say it was all easy going, but I’m glad I took the dive into exploring this world, characters and story.

Last week, when I puttered out and skipped writing on Thanksgiving, I started wondering if I’d make it at all. I almost put off the final 1K words until tomorrow, but decided just to push on and get it all done tonight.

I feel like this is a pretty good point to pause in my writing, anyhow, as I’ve chewed through most of my loose plot-plans already. I need to really think about some of the developments I’m going to mess with the next stretch of the story. I’m not done with writing by a long shot, but I really do need a rest after all that. Whew!


  1. Amazing!

    I started blogging because I wanted to be a better writer and every year I toy with the idea of trying it, but I don’t have the confidence (yet). Maybe next year.


    1. Thank you!
      If 50K seems intimidating (it is), you might want to join in Camp NaNoWriMo instead! It happens at least twice a year and allows you to set your own word count goal. There were years that I did two 25K Camp NaNos, since that equals one full yearly NaNo. It’s a very good springboard to the bigger challenge if that’s something you’re interested in attempting!


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