Saying No to NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo for short.  Each November, authors and would-be authors alike are challenged with the task of writing a full-length novel (at least 50,000 words) by the end of the month.

I took part in NaNoWriMo one year, actually completing the challenge in full.  The result was the first draft of what would become Darkness Calls.  Other than that one time, however, I have not taken part in NaNoWriMo despite wanting to.

Once again I considered participating in NaNoWriMo.  I have notebooks filled with story ideas, outlines, and the start of many stories I would like to turn into novels some day.  Some day being the key phrase.

Right now my writing plate is full, and I would be afraid taking on NaNoWriMo would take my plate from full to overflowing.  I am writing the sequel to Darkness Calls, writing the first draft of a memoir work, keeping up with the two blogs (this one and my other one, Living With Celiac Blog –, and have started writing poetry again.  The next project up to bat is adding more research to an academic article I wrote on depictions of the female in Meyer’s Twilight series.  As you can see, I am a busy girl.

I hope you all will take part in NaNoWriMo or at least consider it.  50,000 words in one month is a lot, but a lot of great ideas and characters can come out of it.

Either way, I leave you with this one word-nerd wisdom of the day: write on, people, write on.



One thought on “Saying No to NaNoWriMo

  1. Donna says:

    I understand your decision- I did NaNoWriMo a few years ago and it consumed my life! I was thrilled when I finished on time and immediately said I was going to do it every year, but somehow it never happens. Then I started blogging and that’s eaten up all my spare time. Maybe after I retire.

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