NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is in on the fourth week. All of you are probably too busy writing your first drafts to be reading this, but I want to share some thoughts of my own experience.
Here is the list of what I learned this week — and other general thoughts!
NaNoWriMo — Lessons Learned
- Although I struggled with the word-count a bit last week I knew I would finish the word goal this week. And I am really glad that I finally reached that 50.000 word goal of November. I think I’ve put it all out there, all the words on paper, and I’m proud that I’ve actually gotten some good work out of National Novel Writing Month. If it’s work good enough to publish is something I’ll see when I get into the revising and editing process in the beginning of next year. But the most important thing this month has been to put the words down on paper. How good or how bad they are doesn’t matter right now.
- I’ve taken the coffee addiction to a whole new level. Surely, I don’t think I could’ve survived a whole month of crazy writing without the amount of coffee I’ve consumed. It is funny how the amount of coffee you consume reflects itself in the amount of energy you put into your work.