NaNoWriMo: Wrap-up; Drained Ambition, Renewed Effort to Come

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And as swiftly as it arrived, it was over. National Novel Writing Month of 2016 concluded with a small whooshing sound, as it passed me by while I juggled too many projects to keep up. 

In the end, I reached nearly 25k words, half of what I set out to do. The fighter/winner in me is ashamed to admit I did not slay the NaNo beast. But the sensible/insightful in me is proud that I put myself out there. It was important for me to take a step forward, to take a chance. I may not have finished as I intended, but I still tried. Sometimes trying is more important than achieving. 

It doesn’t matter what kept me from achieving my goal. What is important is that I learned a lot about my writing process, and I allowed my mind to fully immerse in a world again. It has been a long time, and it felt like I was returning home after a long absence.

And now I know I owe it to myself and my world to continue on, and get the story out. So that’s what I’ll continue to do – just on a different schedule!

So congrats fellow writers that beat NaNo, you are awesome! And congrats fellow writers who tried, you are awesome too! Regardless of how many steps we took during the crazy month of November, they were all advancements towards a goal, and that itself is important to be proud of.

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10 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: Wrap-up; Drained Ambition, Renewed Effort to Come

  1. manvsloneliness December 1, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    You were the first NaNo buddy I made! It was fun running through the trenches with you.

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    • crazykatya December 1, 2016 / 12:46 pm

      Yes it was! You kept pace so well, an inspiration for sure :) Think you’ll try again next year?

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      • manvsloneliness December 1, 2016 / 12:52 pm

        Oh yeah, definitely! This was bad. I got a whole bunch of ideas now that I want to write up. Every November I’m just going to turn into a recluse buried in word counts.

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      • crazykatya December 1, 2016 / 12:53 pm

        Ahaha, glad to hear it! I so enjoyed your work this year. I’m interested to see what else you create.

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      • manvsloneliness December 1, 2016 / 12:59 pm

        Thanks! NaNoWriMo has definitely been an experience and I got to interact with more people through it.

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      • crazykatya December 1, 2016 / 1:01 pm

        It makes it easier to take the plunge and write when you know you have an eager, supportive audience :)

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    • crazykatya December 1, 2016 / 11:03 pm

      It is not easy! It was fun to push myself to try something new though :)

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      • crazykatya December 5, 2016 / 10:58 pm

        Perhaps someday, perhaps something else – it’s always a task to push yourself into a challenge, that’s for sure :)

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