NaNoWriMo 2012

21 days until the first day of NaNoWriMo 2012.  I have started this project 3 times now, failed miserably the first two times, and nearly finished the third time around (only to be cut short by a tragic thumb-smashing incident (the same thumb which is currently healing from an equally tragic cat-biting incident)).  With all that’s going on, it’s completely ridiculous of me to try again this year. Still,  I’m thinking about giving it a go.  Perhaps I could treat it as a warm up for next year?  Maybe try for a rough draft or even an outline?

Big words from someone who’s already falling behind on blogging and working on a 365 project.  But I’ll have more spare time once I start my new job.  I’m afraid if I don’t fill it with worthwhile projects, I’ll just fritter all my time  away.

Of course, NaNoWriMo would be more fun if I had someone to share the experience with.


10 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2012

  1. So exciting! I plan to be knitting nonstop in November so won’t attempt this, but I’ll vow to knit so many stitches or something? It’ll be NaKnitMo!

    1. You’re funny! NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. You’re supposed to write a 50,000 word novel between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30. I’ll be lucky if I get the outline written in that time frame, but I’m going to try!

  2. I tried it once and failed almost as well as I fail with the sketchbook project 🙂
    I have a book on the go but haven’t picked it up for ages. I love writing but never seem to finish anything. It’s on my wannado list. along with all my other wannados.
    Perhaps I’ll give it another go. What did you have in mind about sharing the experience? I wrote about a writing commitment here but, of course, never got any further. Perhaps this would help us out with the Nano?

  3. Sounds like we have a lot in common. I, too, have a chronic problem finishing projects. I get so excited about new ideas, overwhelm myself, and then drop everything. I haven’t even thought about how I will share my experience, but I will. And I will check out the article above when I have a moment. My area NaNo coordinator recommended I read “No Plot No Problem” by Chris Baty. It’s supposed to hit on all obstacles of the NaNo experience. I hope you decide to give it a go, too. It’s kind of scary, and I really do want to go it alone! 😉

  4. I’m all for fritters (both edible and not). But follow your heart and don’t beat yourself up.

    1. Ever since I typed that, I’ve had a hankering for fritters. And I’m not even sure that I know what they are! I’m not beating myself up….just attempting to be reasonable. And since I’ve thought more about fritters than I have about NaNoWriMo, I suspect I should take a pass this year.

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