Hey all. Well... Nano didn't quite work out for me this year. I have a lot going on so that may be why but I'm not motivated. Next Monday my manuscript goes to my fabulous editor, Danielle so I want to get that cleaned up as much as possible before then.
On Nov 22nd, I have The Curse of Betrayal's cover reveal and with school, I'm just pooped. I'm done with nano for the year. Over it! But I still want to hear all of your progress. I love nano and it's has been good to me before but this year, not so much. Maybe in a week or two I'll come back but to be honest, I can make nano any time of the year.
I like that nano is this great organization and there's prizes and competitions and winners goodies and what not but I feel like we should be doing it not to bang out this amazing word count but more to bang out this amazing piece of writing.
I'm not bashing nano. But I kind of am...
The more I converse with people in nano the more I disagree with it. People are getting frustrated, annoyed and burnt out. That's not what writing is ABOUT! I like nano for the community but not for what it makes people feel.
It's an overwhelming feeling having this 50,000 words loom over your head. I get it. But it doesn't have to be like that.
I wrote my second novel in under a month but it wasn't during nano. It wasn't some big thing. I just put everything I had into my novel and it ended up happening very fast. I think it all depends on your mindset at the time. If you go into nano just for the experience and to have a good time, do it- DO IT!
But I went in this time wanting to get the 50,000, writing another book while working on my two other WIP's. I had these unrealistic expectations that I just couldn't' live up to. Well... I guess I could but I wouldn't be having time to blog or read or do really much of anything. That's not how I feel like living.
So call me a quitter or whatever but I don't need nano in my life this year. Sadly, becuase i love being on the forums and communities. And I love talking to you all about it (which I totally am still going to do) but I can't. I simply can't.
On a lighter note, I have an event on goodreads for my cover reveal so click yes and join in on the happy day. November 22nd! LINK HERE!
Later, nanoers and friends.