The NaNoWriMo Vibe

Writerly Rant #60

By M.J. Moores, OCT. Author. Editor. Freelance Writer.

nanowrimo crest 2014 & knifeJust to put it out there, November is National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for the uninitiated). I’m participating with the hundreds of thousands of authors around the world to write 50 thousand words in 30 days toward a new novel/writing project.

I hate it.

It’s time for me to run screaming from those who are completely impassioned by the month-long commitment. On the other hand, I know there are those of you who’ve tried it and not returned to the dark side for more torture. Yes, torture – for me anyway.

Now, I’m not saying that I can’t write 50K in a month… just not this month. I mean, I will, to complete my pledge and personal writing goal but due to where I live on this planet (Canada) and the fact that it’s been bloody cold for…

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Published by M.J. Moores

I am a writer of adventure stories (although this is not an official category my writing spans YA, NA, Speculative Fiction, and Romance) who taught high school English in a past life. I am a freelance writers and editor who loves giving creative writing workshops and advising about the self-publishing landscape. I'll have 3 books published in my Chronicles of Xannia series as of April 2017, 3 non-fic industry publications, three short stories in two anthologies, and one essay on the believability factor in fiction writing in a guide to writing. I am a mother and a wife with an OCD bent toward organization - but I hate cleaning and anything related to it, so I'm definitely not a housekeeper! ;) I learned how to shoot an olympic bow when I was in high school and I look forward to taking it up again in the future. I enjoy playing adventure games on my PSIII, X-Box 360, and Wii. I have a quick mind and a good sense of humour but I am not a humourous person, though I try.

4 thoughts on “The NaNoWriMo Vibe

  1. I agree – whether you reach the finish line or not, you’ll definitely learn something. I refuse to look at my neighbours word count – it’s far too intimidating. Last year I learnt the power of collaboration. This year I’ve hardly been online, except to update now and then. It’s a solitary process for me (this time), but the focus I need. Whether or not I make it, I’m not too concerned – I just appreciate the structure 🙂 Had I begun this journey when my girls were small I would have driven myself insane (both were extremely active). Luckily for me, they’re teenagers now and I hold as much interest as…(add something here that isn’t very interesting…my brain is too tired!). 🙂

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