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NaNoWriMo–Failure…or Success?

I mentioned earlier that I had been participating in National Novel Writing Month this year.  I can’t say for sure whether I enjoyed the experience: trying to write so many words in a month (or a day) takes away the leisurely, pleasant feel of writing.  That being said, I got a lot out of NaNoWriMo.  For the majority of the time, I was able to consistently write every day.

I didn’t manage to hit 50,000 words though.

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So…yeah, I failed to complete the challenge.  But, on the bright side, I was still able to fully write another volume of The Golden Lands.  No single volume in my series has ever been as long as 50,000 words, so I wasn’t surprised when I finished the book before hitting the required word count.  I tried to start writing the next volume, and then combining it with the former one, but…time ran out.

We seventeen-year-old homeschoolers just don’t have enough time on our hands *sigh*.

But at least there is a bright side!  Another volume is complete!

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Officially Signed up For NaNoWriMo!

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Title says it all!  Nation Novel Writing Month is officially underway, and, for the first time ever, I’m going to try for it!

The idea of writing a novel in a month is pretty crazy, in my opinion.  Writing 50,000 words of anything is a lot.  In order to reach the goal, NaNoWriMo.org says that you need to write 1,667 words each day to finish on time.  Maybe for some people, that’s a breeze…but not for me!  My problem tends to be that I’m not very consistent.  For example, some days I’m able to write way more than 1,667 words, but then on other days, I can barely write a single sentence.  Thus far, NaNoWriMo has helped me to get into a groove, and has challenged me to be more consistent.

So I guess I’m enjoying the challenge so far!

However, this means that I won’t be blogging as much, because I’ve got to get back to writing.  Wish me luck!  If anyone else is embarking on this journey with me, feel free to shoot me a comment!

Stay awesome!

Dom