Monday Missive – NaNoWriMo Complete!

This will be short and sweet.

I finished my 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo this afternoon. Of course, that does not mean the novel is complete – I just reached 50,000 words in 30 days. It was a push at the end because I sloughed off in the middle and lost a couple of days of writing.

I am feeling accomplished.

30 days of InkTober and 30 days of NaNoWriMo in the books!

Tomorrow I hope to just enjoy the festivities surrounding the holidays – locked down of course!

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I did it.

I signed up for the craziness that is NaNoWriMo. I also messed up my profile which makes me look like a newbie at this, but that is ok. I have been attempting NaNo almost every year since 2003.

If you are not familiar, the acronym stands for NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth. It is a time where writers all over the world attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November.

This exercise is always good for me, although, depending on your frame of mind, it can be stressful. I have eased off the pressure I traditionally put on myself because it seems every November some big thing comes up in my life that interferes greatly. So, I give it my best and every year I approach it hoping I will be successful.

My daughter and a few friends signed up to write this year, so I am excited to have a few buddies to share my pain. The people who participate make up a lovely and supportive community. Many cities also have local write-ins where you can gather with like-minded people during the challenge if that is your thing. I am more of a solitary writer.

If you are interested, you can click over to the website and read about it and perhaps sign up. It really is a very cool experience and an exercise in persistence and vulnerability.

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