On Writing

Why I’m halting my NaNoWriMo novel already

It’s November 3, and I’m already stopping my NaNoWriMo expedition for this year. Not to worry, fellow writers, I’m not abandoning my project—just reevaluating.

This year, I tried to be something I’m not: a pantster. For those of you who don’t know, a “pantster” is someone who writes their novel without planning before hand. They fly by the seat of their pants, if you will.

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So I’ve done just a phenomenal job at NaNoWriMo so far, and by that  I mean I haven’t started yet. OH JOY. I have my ideas down, I just haven’t sat down to write yet, which is weird for me because I procrastinate by writing. So now I’m actually doing work and stressing out because I haven’t started my novel yet! AHHH!

Anyone else having this problem? Other NaNoWriMo problems? Let’s chat, novelists!



NaNoWriMo 2014?

In the world of being a writer, there are many opportunities to join communities with other writers. Perhaps the biggest is NaNoWriMo.

If you’re unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, you can click here to go to the website and learn more. Basically, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and writers from all over the country commit to the goal of writing a novel of 50,000 words during the month of November. There are a few rules and stipulations, such as not writing anything before November 1st, but I’ll let you explore those on the website.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about NaNoWriMo and if I should participate this year. I really want to, and I have an idea, I’ve just never completed one, and I always feel like a failure.

Now that I’ve said that, though, I’m starting to think that I can’t ever let that stop me and I’ll probably write anyway.

Are you participating? Excited about your idea and want to share it? Are you a NaNoWriMo veteran or newbie? Comment and let’s discuss!