punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

Why I am not doing NaNoWriMo this year

I have to choke this down, but this year, I cannot participate because my life is at a temporary point where that is not possible nor wise to attempt. It would require the devotion of my time and effort that are needed elsewhere.

It's sad. I have done it three times, failed once, and succeeded twice at 85k and 110k. When I analyze my failure (2006), it was because I became too complacent and didn't budget my time well when I was 13k into the third day. "I have plenty of time" quickly became, "I couldn't even write a computer program to generate 75k of gibberish in the time I have left."
Tags: book, nanowrimo, writing
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