I took a little hiatus from blogging during the month of November for National Novel Writing Month, and I was doing SO GOOD.
I went to write-ins where I met other writers. We typed away on our laptops while onlookers wondered when their favorite coffee shop became a hipster hang-out. At first all was well because a few participants brought mountains of candy so obviously, I was sold. Support from other writers AND free food?! #heaven
Up until November 12th I was on point with having written over 12,000 words without looking back. Then November 13th came… and I looked back. I wanted to glance at what I’d furiously been pounding out, which is kind of against the NaNoWriMo rules. In order to write 50,000 words in one month it kind of requires you to throw caution to the wind and not worry about awkward phrasing, editing, spelling, etc. All of that is for after you complete your 50,000. Well, I couldn’t wait. I went back and looked at what I wrote and this is what I saw…
I hated it and I knew the reason was because it was rushed. So then I made a whole new outline and started over, not worrying about completing 50,000 words but just taking my time. And let me tell you folks, the quality is less Walmart and more Super Target. It’ll get there one day but sloooooowly like a sloth, which is cool because sloths are all the rage these days.
So here’s to NaNoWriMo. I tried. I really did. It’s just not for me.
Here’s to taking your time writing because quality over quantity, always.
And here’s to tomorrow being December 1st because it’s the best month of the year.
What are YOU looking forward to in December? Is your Christmas tree up yet? Did you go Black Friday shopping? Please write about it below in 50,000 words… or less, I guess.
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