Hi Everybody! On November 1, I wrote a headline wondering if I could write a book in a month.
Well, the answer is, No!
NaNoWriMo is over and I only wrote 33,887 words. NaNo’s requirement was 50,000. I could have pretended to be a college student and taken NoDoze; drank endless cups of coffee and stayed up all night; but noooo!—I chose to go to bed like the adult that I am during the last week of November.
I wanted to be a winner, I swear I did. I even thought about writing gibberish, not correcting obvious errors, and letting nonsensical sentences slide, but my talent wouldn’t allow me do it. That would’ve been cheating!
Truthfully, a lot of things were going on this month that robbed me of writing time, Thanksgiving week not withstanding. These time drains were unusual and I don’t expect them to crop up next November when I will take on NaNo again. Thirty-three thousand words ain’t too shabby, and that was more writing than I’ve ever done in a month. I’m even considering carving out other months in 2018 to aim for 20,000, 30,000, and 50,000 word counts.
Congratulations to all of you who reached the goal. I salute you!. Having tried and failed, I know that you guys exemplify what it takes. See you again next year, NaNo!
P.S. I promise not to wear my t-shirt until I actually earn the right (write)!