For those of you unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. And I won. Well, with a lot of other people.
I hit my writing goal of 20k words, working on my project titled “Trump’s Wall” (you may have seen posts about it here…) To be honest, this is my third NaNoWriMo, and the last few times I’ve barely even gotten figurative pen-to-paper. However, since I was on the tail end of my first full book, I decided to give it my all.
I chose 20 thousand words for my goal, which is about 2/3 the length of Mother of Mars. The funny thing is, as long as you hit your self-set word count, you win! How can you win if you set your own finish line that is different from others? Well, its really a competition for yourself.
It’s a writing exercise, in particular to get ready for the bigger event in November. It’s to flex your creative writing muscle, forcing you to get those words out in just a month. About a week ago, I had half of my book to go. I figured I would just cruise and finish it whenever. However, I eventually had a change of heart, and busted it out.
I won. I won against my own laziness, against the 100 degree heat of this town, and my need to do quests in various online games. And don’t worry, after some editing, it will be here to read.