NaNoWriMo For the Win

Well, November is here, and with it comes candy discounts, Thanksgiving, and even more pumpkin spice everything. Oh, and uhh...One more thing... What was it?

Oh that's right.


Since I already did it last year (and won, yay me), my family already knows how much of a recluse I'll be, typing furiously into the late hours of the night, gulping down caffeinated drinks like there's no tomorrow. My friends that don't know about NaNoWriMo are about fed up with my fangirling and freaking out, but that's okay because soon they'll have to pick up the pieces of my emotional breakdown. 
For the first week or so, I'll be fine, relishing in all things NaNoWriMo, then slowly, I'll get caught up in the metaphorical hurricane of editing, and I will want nothing more than to go back and delete all my work, starting anew. 

Of course, for what little sanity I have left, I will refrain from doing so, but it will cause me extreme pain. 

Then after a couple more days of vigorously pushing through the editing blues, I'll begin to reread snippets and marvel in my writing prowess.

Slowly, but surely, I'll work my way through my questionably structured plot and weak characters, telling myself that it's perfect in it's own special way until I'm rocking back and forth in a straitjacket. 

In conclusion, NaNoWriMo is a crazy, 

wonderful, insanely fun month full of sweatpants, staying home, and social reclusiveness that I am so glad is here. 

Today is a happy day, a happy day indeed. 
Cheers, my friends, and good luck. 



  1. My husband gets worried toward the end of October every year. Worried I'll go mad and decide to do Nano again. He says I'm very grumpy when I Nano, and I probably am. So I haven't truly done it for a few years, but this year I'm starting up my new novel and semi-hemi-demi doing Nano with it :-) Which is to say that I'm signed up and everything, but I will be thrilled if I get 20,000 words by the end of the month. I'm Hamlette there too if you want another Writing Buddy, or my profile is here if the searching thingy is down again.

    Best of luck to you! It's a weirdly fun experience, isn't it?

    1. Haha, it's very easy to get grumpy when one is writing for their life. :) And I'd love to add you!
      Thanks, I'll need all the luck I can get. It is a odd, exhausting, but like you said, weirdly fun experience.


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