NaNoWriMo? Who me? …

I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year. I’ve told my husband that I understand that it wouldn’t be fair to make myself unavailable for a whole month, particularly as we have 3 kids, a home to run, our own business, I am doing 2 Open University courses, etc, etc…. I won’t bore you (any further). No, what I’ve decided to do instead is this:
I’m trying to find some time every day this month to write about two thousand words. No stress – just when I find time. I’m following on from where I got to the night before everyday and keeping it all in the same document – kind of like a novel really.
When I’ve finished writing for the day, I’m making a note of my daily word count and my overall wordcount and casually mentioning it on Twitter.
Oh – and I’m also popping the number into a little wordcount box kindly provided by the lovely NaNoWriMo people on their site. Just for fun, you understand…
I think if I get to the end of the month and I find I’ve written over 50,000 words I may just pop into the NaNoWriMo site to see how everyone else got on and then maybe I’ll spend a few months editing and rewriting to see what I’ve got…

For those people who are doing NaNoWriMo, there are these lovely little widgets, so you can share your wordcount. Aren’t they lovely? I’d love one of those
(the widgets are a bit slow to show up when the NaNoWriMo site is busy)

If only I was doing NaNoWriMo …


8 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo? Who me? …

  1. Het hem. *whispers* So you’re doing it, right? You just haven’t told him, have you?

    Good luck with your totally non-NaNo writing project! I wish, like you, I’d thought of writing more than the NaNo daily average instead…What an inspired project. πŸ˜‰


  2. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink… no NaNoing here, nothing to see, move along folks.

    It is nice of those NaNo people to provide little boxes for word count, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰


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