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  • October 30, 2017

The NaNo Way!

I bet a few raised an eyebrow at that title. As I know some haven’t heard of NaNo at their sea. Its concept is to basically write 50,000 words in a month, if I’m not mistaken. Why am I talking about it? Blame IWSG for it.

Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?

This one is easy to answer. Nope. I have never finished because I have never done one. But do I finish what I start? Every time.

NaNo never appealed to me because it isn’t a challenge to me. I’ve written 50,000 in a week. Maybe if I had a life then it would be a challenge to get 50,000 words written in a month, but still, I doubt it.

I probably do 10,000 words a month in blog comments, comment replies, and blog posts.

But don’t get me wrong, I think NaNo is great. It works as a great motivator for people who need that boost and to keep track. It gets them to just sit down and do it. All wins.

Have you ever heard of NaNo? Have you ever thought about or done it before? Have you ever written 50,000 words in a month? Do you finish what you start?

Enjoy life, forget the strife.


Alex J. Cavanaugh

2017-10-30 01:20:25 Reply

I’ve done NaNo once – and also June’s BunMo – and it’s the motivation I need to write. Unfortunately, between job, family, band, online, and church, I don’t have much free time. If I give up a lot of fun stuff, I can do it in a month. Never a week though.

    Pat Hatt

    2017-10-30 09:28:17 Reply

    Having to give up that fun stuff isn’t fun though, sometimes. But getting one done is always nice.


2017-10-30 12:20:28 Reply

A couple of my friends have done NaNo religiously, and one even won some award a couple of years ago. Neither have ever been published. Very proud of both of them. I’ve thought about doing it, but it’s near the same as you and similar in scope to photo-a-day. After 16 years as a journalist, neither is really a motivational challenge for me. I’d much rather write a book from start to finish without taking a break, as if life allowed that! Or take pictures because I want to, not because I have to. I guess keeping a blog going at this point is adequate challenge and motivation for me right now. But I wish all the NaNo participants luck, and I’m anxious to hear how they fare.

    Pat Hatt

    2017-10-30 14:01:45 Reply

    It sure is a feat to get done for many indeed. But yeah, can get them done at my own pace easily, so just more of a meh for me. Keeping a blog going isn’t easy some days too.

ann bennett

2017-11-05 15:46:11 Reply

One thing I have learned from you is that the more you write, the more you create. I know you easily write 10,000 words in comments a week. You make it to everyone. I don’t know why I have not come across this blog before. Ann

    Pat Hatt

    2017-11-05 21:34:31 Reply

    Can create away with more words at play. haha maybe 10,000 in two weeks or so, but you never know. This one has been around a while but not as starved for attention as the cat.

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