Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NaNo Wins Again...

Ahhh NaNo, how I hate thee, let me count the ways.....

:D

Seriously, I don't know why I try. I think I must have some subconscious aversion to this activity. Last month, I wrote almost 40,000 words without really trying that hard. I'd write anywhere from 1000 to 7000 words a day. This month....I maybe managed about 10% of that.

And now that NaNo is just about over, with the last day looming tomorrow, my motivation to write has jumped into overdrive and I can't WAIT to get to my manuscript. I already have my file open and am forcing myself to go get dressed and write this post before I dive in.

I find this odd...Maybe I'm allergic to NaNo :D

Ah well, I guess as long as the words get written that's all that matters. But I don't know that I'll be attempting NaNo again. I seem to do much better when I don't put a label on my productivity :D

How did everyone else do?

10 comments:

Kelly Andrews said...

Michelle, you're an iconoclast! Write at your own pace -- you're doing great!

Em-Musing said...

I say bravo for every word you wrote...no matter how fast or long it took you to write it.

Stephanie McGee said...

Hee hee. Muses sure like to mess with our heads, don't they? I didn't try my hand at NaNo this year. I never have, actually. Maybe next year will be the year I try.

Happy writing, Michelle.

Patti said...

Mine was a total fail, but I learned that you need to do a bit more planning (or a lot more), if you're going to write a novel in a month.

Holly L'Oiseau said...

I learned last year that NaNo wasn't for me! I just can't speed along like that! But bravo to anyone who can!

Liza said...

I think if I tried NaNo, I'd stress out so badly I'd never get anything written!

Michelle McLean said...

LOL I just find it funny that I can pull Nano numbers on any other day of the year, but make it in Nov and call it NaNo and I suddenly forget how to write :D

Cher Green said...

Your Muse is striking against unneeded pressure. Take it as a sign: he/she doesn't like force, or demands. Good luck with your story.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I was working on my wip so I can start querying it, and I hadn't finished planning my new project before NaNo started.

The timing never works out for me and NaNo. Maybe next year.

Jen Chandler said...

I didn't even do NaNo this year! First year in four I bowed out (gracefully, I must add). School was waaaay too much already and the thought of adding NaNo onto a full school load made me cringe.

There's always next year, not to mention all the months that will lead up to next year :D

Cheers!
Jen