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So I'm Going to Lose NaNo...

Renacerá

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Hello everyone!

Happy end-of-November! I'm about to lose NaNoWriMo!

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And that is absolutely, 100%, this-isn't-sarcastic, okay!

 

Really! I'm about to lose NaNo, and I'm completely fine with it! I have accomplished so much this month!

  • I've written for this first time in years.
  • I've begun a new novel, the sequel to Collateral, that I've been wanting to write for a long, long time.
  • I've planned out the majority of that novel.
  • I love the writing I've done.
  • And I've written nearly 30,000 words!

That's on top of all the things in my personal life: starting a second job, hosting a currently-apartment-less friend all month, having a different friend visit for four days, being on a doubled dosage of a pill that makes me super tired, Christmas shopping, family stress, and everything else. In other words, this month went wonderfully.

I feel a tiny bit disappointed for not reaching 50,000—as I'm sure all of us who didn't do—but overall, I feel good. I had an amazing NaNo buddy in @bittersweetflames (hi, Carla!) who encouraged me through her own busy month. I had great advice along the way from @abhorsen. and so many others, rat-raced with some great people, and I feel great about what I've accomplished.

So I guess this is a blog about the journey, not the destination.

How did NaNo go for you? Did you meet your goals? (Congratulations!) Did you fall short, but still feel good? Did you fall short and feel disappointed? Any feelings, post them below and we can reflect!

Thank you for reading!

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Just now, abhorsen. said:

I've got about 3000 words left. We'll see whether I can finish. :P

You can do it! Go, go, go! You have plenty of time! I believe in you!

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I’m so proud of you for everything you accomplished, and for your accepting that it’s okay that you didn’t win. I was following your progress silently and could tell that you were sorta stressed about perhaps not finishing—so I’m really really happy to see that you’re happy with yourself because really, 30k is not something to laugh at all. Well done! -mad applause- And I really can’t wait to read Collateral ❤️

For me I wrote a grand total of 0 words (well, okay, I wrote a 150 word sestina but that doesn’t really count in my opinion), and I’m okay with that. I got swamped with college application stuff from the middle of the month onwards and then lost muse... xD basically, November turned out not to be a good writing month at all haha. BUT I did a lot of thinking and talking (mostly to myself) about some of my ideas, which felt really good!

 

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18 hours ago, forever_dreaming said:

I’m so proud of you for everything you accomplished, and for your accepting that it’s okay that you didn’t win. I was following your progress silently and could tell that you were sorta stressed about perhaps not finishing—so I’m really really happy to see that you’re happy with yourself because really, 30k is not something to laugh at all. Well done! -mad applause- And I really can’t wait to read Collateral ❤️

For me I wrote a grand total of 0 words (well, okay, I wrote a 150 word sestina but that doesn’t really count in my opinion), and I’m okay with that. I got swamped with college application stuff from the middle of the month onwards and then lost muse... xD basically, November turned out not to be a good writing month at all haha. BUT I did a lot of thinking and talking (mostly to myself) about some of my ideas, which felt really good!

Thank you so much, Shreya! I'm so happy with what I wrote, and I'm really glad I had someone silently cheering me on!

I'm glad November was productive for you in terms of college applications! I remember those days; it can get overwhelming! Feel free to message me if you want to rant! Feel good about moving life things forward, even if writing didn't happen!

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