Essays From A Dysfunctional Life

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Do You Nanowrimo?

on October 31, 2017


Nanowrimo, aka National Novel Writing Month, occurs every November. I’ve participated since 2010. The challenge is to write 50,000 words, a novella actually, in 30 days.


I’ve come close many times, but have never finished. Somewhere around Thanksgiving, I get sidetracked. I begin to focus on turkeys, pumpkin pies, and Christmas shopping. I am busy packing for Thanksgiving at the lake and making plans for the rest of the holiday season.

Yet I keep at it. Writing tends to be a solitary activity With the exception of my monthly writing workshop, Nanowrimo is one of the few times that my extroverted self connects with writers locally and around the world.

And so I have begun prepping, for Nanowrimo 2017, NOT the Zombie Apocolypse. I have a plan, I have a schedule, and I have words. Lots and lots of words.

So, I’m penciling in my daily writig goals and leaping into the fray. My only remaining question is, “Do YOU Nanowrimo?”


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