I won’t finish NaNoWriMo this year, despite having been very excited about it and determined to succeed. Too much work and too much lost time with my headaches – I think I must have been sick for approximately a quarter of the entire month. Instead, December and January will be my time, unofficial but a least I’ll be doing it. I just need to finish off some of the current backlog of work that piled up while I was sick, and I’ll be ready. :)
Congratulations and best of luck to everyone who participated this year. The NaNoWriMo community is the best.
2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: Not This Year”
Me too, I’m afraid.
Managed a lot, sharpened my game, and written quite a bit, but never recovered the week lost from the broken laptop. I think the important bit is the intention; a journey of a thousand miles relies on being able to put one foot in front of the other one …
I think that NaNo offers (aside from the supportive community structure) the chance to Finish What You Have Started. Most people perform better with deadlines, and I would have never finished the first one if I’d done it during the rest of the year. Having had the experience, though, I know that I CAN do it – which is really important for me.
Sorry about the disaster with the laptop, though – it’s such a disappointment to start something like this (and tell everyone that you are doing it!!!) only to not finish. But I suppose the important thing is to continue on and make every day a less-stressful NaNo day. :)