I figured out quite early on in the month that there was no way I was going to finish this year. In fact, by the end of the first week, I had changed my goal to just complete the project that I’m working on.
I’m about six days behind. Yes, that’s six days out of the whole seven there’s been.
I know I’m not going to reach 50,000 this year — I didn’t last year, and I was twice as focused then. I’m not really aiming for 50,000 anymore, anyway. Instead I decided I’ll just try to finish the novella I’m working on. Despite that, I was still feeling really bad about it, until I changed my view.
Halloween decorations are coming down, goodbyes are being said, and writers everywhere are locking themselves away for a month. Yes, it’s that time of year again. NaNoWriMo is upon us.
Unfortunately, I exaggerated my introduction. Not all of us can lock ourselves away all month to write. School and/or work take up time, and people around us become distractions. They don’t mean to of course, they just don’t know any better.
But the good news is, it’s still possible to make it through the month successful, whether you make it to 50k or not. I’m exactly a seasoned Wrimo, but I have picked up some good tips along the way, tips that might help you complete your novel.