Here’s the thing about starting new projects: it’s never a good time.
There are always things that are pressing, other priorities that need to be accomplished. We already occupy 24 hours a day doing whatever it is we choose to do. When we start new things, we don’t add hours to the day. We just have to redistribute them.
November isn’t a good month for NaNoWriMo. Then again, no month is a good month. So we take on the challenge anyway.
This year, I took on the challenge.
Frankly, I went in knowing I would fail. I was traveling for half of November, so prioritizing writing was nearly impossible. Add in all my other (less voluntary) obligations, and NaNoWriMo was destined to fall apart from the beginning.
But I did…okay.
By that I mean that I intentionally wrote more last month–about 15,000 words total. More importantly, when I dedicate time to being creative, I find myself becoming more creative. I came up with some great ideas and developed some of them into quality material.
I suppose I technically failed NaNoWriMo. But it feels like a success.
If you attempted NaNoWriMo and/or NaBloPoMo, how did you do? Talk to me.