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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4 thoughts on “The NaNoWriMo Vibe

  1. Assume good genes!


  2. 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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    • LOL! I’m glad you’ve found a way to have it work for you, Mel.

      And teenagers! You look too young to be the mother of teens 😉 Bet people mistake you guys for sisters all the time 😀

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      • Lol – I wish 😉 I’ll accept people thinking I had them young! Thanks for the confidence boost…it’s either good genes or a really good camera! 😀


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