NaNoWriMo No More

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.

NaNoWriMo Fail.

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?

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  1. Based on your list, though, it was kind of a win! Maybe. Right? 🙂 You’ll show NaNoWriMo next year.
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