Tuesday, November 1, 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month
Today, my Facebook feed began with a status update memory from this day last year: "NaNoWriMo starts today so if anything big happens (terrorist attack, celebrity death, congress passes a bill), someone better email me."

Oh, yeah. I should be writing.

Writers know November is the month we hunker down and try to crank out 50,000 words. We commiserate online with other writers at the NaNoWriMo site or on other social media. We update our wordcounts daily. Last year, I topped off at 30,000 words. I consider that a win, even if it is shy of the stated goal. In the year since, I've added another 15,000. My personal goal this year is to finish it.

November is always a tricky month because of Thanksgiving. This year, I have family coming in from out of state so I know those days will be lost. But this year will be especially hard for those of us following the presidential election. I don't really feel like I can cut myself off from news the way I did last year. In many ways, NaNoWriMo won't totally start for me until the ninth.

If you're a NaNo writer, connect with me on the site. I'm katie78.

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