A No-Nano Year
Do you know about Nanowrimo?
Something tells me if you've been following me very long, you do. Why? Because I love Nanowrimo.
What is it?
It stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it happens every November. And, up until now, I've only missed it a few years. In fact, except for my novella that came out last month, every single book I have published was written during Nanowrimo.
But this year, I am not planning to participate in my favorite writing program.
Well, I have multiple reasons.
One, I have a book releasing December 7th (yay!), and that means last-minute edits, lots of writing marketing posts, and other release stuff that needs to happen in November leading up to my fifth full-length novel coming out. And I'm so excited about this book, y'all. So, I want it to have as much time as I can give it.
Two, I've already written two and a half novels this year. And a novella. Seriously. I didn't even mean to write that other half, but it wouldn't leave me alone, so I worked on it when I could and now don't have as much to write next year. But since my goal was to write two novels and a novella this year, I've already passed it.
Three, I'm sort of tired. True statement. I'm working preschool, and being an author, and a mommy, and teaching Bible school. And sometimes, I need to take time and slow down for a minute. I can't do it much longer than that, because I don't know how to be bored, but I do know when I've been pushing myself too hard, and I'm almost there this year. So, I'm trying to be good and save some ideas to write next year.
In the meantime, I'm rooting for all my friends and fellow authors who are participating in my favorite time of year. I wish you many, many words (or at least 50k), and that they're at least mostly good ones!
Have you ever had to keep yourself from doing something you love to do? Ever taken time to focus on other things instead, knowing it was the better choice?
10/28/2021 11:45:57 am
Good for you on many counts...writing so much this year and completing your goals and for knowing when you need a break and taking one!
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