One Last Nano Post for this Year.

I’m almost to 50,000 words, so thought I’d post one more time about the experience this year. Nano has been completely different for me this time, and every time. I guess that’s why I continue to do it. I learn something new every year.

This year was much easier in the past. I think two things contributed to the ease I felt this year in attaining the coveted 50,000 words.

1. I had a long and detailed outline of what I wanted to write. I didn’t always adhere to the outline, but it gave me direction. So, I didn’t find myself sitting and staring into space this year.

2. I committed myself to getting ahead in the word count from day one. In the past, I’ve not made the 1667 words per day and have felt as if I were playing catch up from the first. This time, being a little ahead or quite a bit ahead, I felt at ease and enjoyed the experience much more.

Every time but one, I’ve made it to 50,000. The year I didn’t was last year. I was keeping the book on a flash drive and lost the drive halfway through the month. With the loss of the drive, I also lost my enthusiasm.

I am competitive and I guess that pushes me forward, but I just find the experience of doing NaNoWriMo gives my daily writing a little jump start.  Let me know how you’ve done.

About loubelcher

I'm a freelance artist and writer. I enjoy anything whimsical and my art and writing generally concentrate on the lighter side of life.
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1 Response to One Last Nano Post for this Year.

  1. Sandi says:

    This is really impressive. November is a busy month, but I’m starting to wonder if I should create my own novel writing month sometime in the future. Take a month off work and see what I can do? I’ve always thought there might be a book inside me somewhere! Best of luck with the editing …

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