My NaNoWriMo Journey

 

NaNoWriMo.

If you are a writer, this is probably all you’ve heard about for the last month.

If you’re not, well, you probably did anyway.

If you’ve won it GOOD FOR YOU. Seriously. You are amazing.

If you haven’t you’re STILL AMAZING.

Of course, as with most perilous quests, NaNoWriMo had its ups and downs. Originally, I wasn’t going to do it because I didn’t want the stress to be pulling at me all the time.

But, to be honest, I wasn’t stressed.

*crowd gasps*

I know, I know. But let me explain.

“Time” for me personally wasn’t a problem. It was absolutely astounding to see how much time I created! I used to be one of those people who complained about not having enough time to do anything.

But guys, I wrote for roughly two hours every day. All Wrimos did. Amazing.

And the thing is, I never said “no” to anything in my normal life. I still helped my mom cook, played games with my brothers, went on Pinterest, read a book. THAT’S PRETTY COOL.

The hardest part was staying motivated. I’ve never really had writer’s block before (yes, and I called myself a writer). Being able to work through slow scenes with grace and perseverance was the most rewarding part of the whole experience.

So, if you’re thinking about doing NaNoWriMo next year DO IT for pity’s sake, you won’t regret it. It really is as epic and crazy as everyone says.

Keep writing,

~W. Greene

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