Well, another NaNoWriMo has come to an end, and I have fallen way short of succeeding. However, November ended up being a pretty shitty month. Losing my uncle took a lot out of me. I haven’t been able to concentrate long enough to sit down and actually write for more than about five to ten minutes. I plan on making December 1st to December 31st my own personal NaNoWriMo, as I’ve dipped back into podcasting and writing a game I want to publish; so I’m hoping to find a new fire starting 12/1.
Congrats to all the writers out there that did succeed in hitting your 50k by the end of the month. It’s not easy feat even when you have nothing distracting you. My good friend, Mike DeAngelo, took a story I was originally working on for Tellest and made it his NaNoWriMo project and hit his mark on 11/29– very excited for him. Once I can come to complete closure with my departure from Tellest, I’ll be very excited to fully dive into those stories again.
Even though I’ve failed the last two years, I really do enjoy and believe in NaNoWriMo– it just happens that personal things have gotten in the way the last two years for me! It’s an excellent opportunity for new and seasoned writers alike to challenge themselves. Hitting 50k in 30 days sounds impossible, but I’ve seen it happen with a friend of mine twice now. Looking at my outline, I know that I can make it happen if I just push past the hurdles I created for myself. If you look at it as 1667 words a day, it’s not so scary– and hopefully I can look at it that way for Decemeber– heck, I have it even easier! Only 1613 words a day!
On a final note, I want to remind everyone that if you have the extra money, to consider donating to my FCancer Campaign. If you don’t like the use of their language, then please also consider donating to HEADstrong— I don’t have a brand ambassador page setup with them (yet?), but they work with the hospital my uncle was at and he very much would approve of their mission as well.