11/22/17

NaNoWriMo and Thanksgiving: Yikes

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  It's also November 23rd, which marks the last seven days of National Novel Writing Month.  With the NaNoWriMo challenge, you commit to writing 50,000 words in 30 days.  A full novel in one month.

As for why I'm dedicated to doing NaNoWriMo again this year, well .... right now, it's a very good question.  Yikes, yikes, yikes.

But I return to my reasons, as I shared them with you this year, Dear Reader


 

Seven Days Left: Will I Finish my 50K Word Count?


And, I'm okay on word count.  I'm close to 38K and that means I'm on track to win this thing as long as I don't slack off between now and November 30th.

But, yes -- tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  Yikes, yikes, yikes.

If this were trial prep, I wouldn't fret one bit.  I'd do it without thinking I might fail to meet the goal.  If this was a client's project or a publishing deadline, I would not be concerned one iota.  It would be done on time. 

The Big Reward From This Year's NaNoWriMo


So, why am I pondering the possibility that I might not finish NaNoWriMo this year?  Well, Dear Reader, this is one of the lessons that NaNoWriMo teaches me. 

As a writer, I need to be my first and best client.  I shouldn't prioritize my stuff over my clientele, but I should not consider my work as less important just because I'm writing it for myself.

I thought I had mastered this -- but nope.  But I'm gonna.  Maybe is the big reward that comes from this year's NaNoWriMo. 



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