I admit it. I gave up.
Not intentionally. I didn’t say “I can’t do this. I’m done.” Instead, November 30 caught up to me and I was still 45,000 words from the goal.
I did learn a few things in my attempt to write a novel in 30 days:
- I cannot write a story on the fly. I need and should create an outline beforehand.
- I have a tendency to give my characters one-syllable names, like Kate or Wynn.
- I write carefully and concisely, almost too much so. It can be a painful process.
- I think clearly in the morning but think creatively at night.
- I can and will write a novel (or more), just not in 30 days.
Maybe next year, I’ll give this a try:
Was NaNoWriMo a win or fail for you?