Last Year, I Lost Faith in NaNoWriMo. This Year, I’m Getting it Back

Last year was my seventh time participating in National Novel Writing Month, the mad, worldwide dash to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Last year was also my second time not completing NaNoWriMo. When mentioning that I was doing NaNo for the seventh time, I kept getting similar questions and comments that all boiled downContinue reading “Last Year, I Lost Faith in NaNoWriMo. This Year, I’m Getting it Back”

Room for Error

I don’t think I’m going to finish NaNoWriMo this year. That probably doesn’t seem like a big deal. Thousands of writers who go into the fray don’t come out on the other side of November with the desired 50,000 words. Do you see the problem with how I worded that? I made it sound likeContinue reading “Room for Error”

NaNoWriMo and Procrastination

Today’s November 19th. To most of you, that probably doesn’t mean much. But to those out there participating in the annual insanity that is National Novel Writing Month, today is when we’re down to eleven days. Wherever we are in our word counts, we have eleven days to reach that magical 50,000 mark. To thoseContinue reading “NaNoWriMo and Procrastination”