Monday Motivation: Prepping for NaNoWriMo

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Happy Monday! I know, not your favorite phrase by any stretch of the imagination. But, that’s what I’m here for, right?

This weekend I took the plunge and decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) officially. I do it almost every year, but this time I thought I would try to actually earn the badges instead of just cheering my friends on from the sidelines.

This will be my first official year and I’ve “won” twice before, the last time in 2019 writing 72K words in November. But because it was unofficial, I didn’t get to win any of the badges and I thought I’d make the effort this year.

It’s part of my new understanding of myself. I found out this year that when I’m really focused, I can write 1500 words an hour. That might not seem like a lot, but it blew my mind that I could write 3K a day in 2 hours of work. Imagine what I could do if I wrote for just 4 hours of work. So this year I will be putting that to the test.

Have you ever done NaNoWriMo? And if you have, how many times have you “won”, writing 50K words?

If you’d like to join NaNo this year, click HERE.

And you can find me HERE. Happy Writing!

3 Replies to “Monday Motivation: Prepping for NaNoWriMo”

  1. Here is your official welcome! Welcome! ?

    I did my first NaNoWriMo in 2006. This will be my 15th year. And yes, I’ve managed to struggle through to at least 50K every year. I’ve also done Camp NaNo a few times, with not quite as good results. Most of my NaNo projects even made it to publcation. A few stalled out after reaching the minimum goal and are hanging out around the back burner. Some day.

    In the meantime, you got this!

    1. Wow, Silver, that’s a long time! I’m very impressed your NaNo projects have been published, but I’m not surprised. Almost all the ones I did unofficially were published, too. Thank you for your encouragement – I’m still nervous. 😀

  2. I have been doing NaNo since 2003 and have won…at least 10. And a few Camp NaNos as well since it has started. I’m pulling out some of my half finished novels and going back to rework them because 2020 is when I finish things instead of letting it sit. Whether it is something that will work as short stories or novellas, time will tell.

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