Sunday, October 30, 2011

To NaNo or not to NaNo

November 1st is two days away and I haven't made a decision yet. Do I go for the NaNoWriMo challenge or not?

I have ideas, so that is not a problem. A fantasy involving ancient coins, another one involving a mirror. And a couple others that have been bouncing around in my head for a while. Some are stories that I started to write before. But I didn't get far because I got sidetracked with other projects.

The truth is that I'm chicken. What if I decide to go for it, but I fizzle out? Or get too busy? Or annoy my husband by staying up late later than usual for a month straight?

I want to do it. But I am so full of excuses. I have kids. I have a job. I have other projects.

How hard can it be to write 1500ish words a day for a month?

Pretty darn hard.

So...should I or shouldn't it?


  1. You're the one who got me hooked on the NaNo high. And now my daughter, Raimy, will be doing it this year. She set her goal at 7,000 words and is doing the Young Writers version.

    I think, though, if you are going to do it then you can't let it be a chore. It's gotta be fun. You are a very disciplined artist and work hard all year long on your craft. I admire that about you.

    I think you should do it because I think you would be great at it. But it's up to you friend.

  2. Angie,

    My daughter J will be doing NaNo again this year. This will be her third year and she has been begging me to participate.


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