The NaNoWriMo Brag/Excuse Post

I forgot it’s December 1st! Welcome back, NaNoWriMo, participants! Since some of you are my most active commentators, you have been missed!

Please use this post to either brag about your word count, or lament over the many reasons why you didn’t make your word count. And in any case, kudos for making the attempt!

10 Thoughts to “The NaNoWriMo Brag/Excuse Post”

  1. I’ll brag. I have no shame.

    This was my first year participating and I finished with one day to spare! YEAH!

    Now I have the daunting task of editing.

  2. So… I didn’t participate at all πŸ™ I knew that I wouldn’t/couldn’t commit the time needed to get all those words done in one month(I have a needy husband and a 6 month old baby.) However, I did write a total of 6,938 words. Better than none, right? πŸ˜‰

  3. Congrats, Jennifer! No shame here!

    That’s probably about how much I wrote, Karen. I tend to go slow but steady. I can finish a novel that way in about eight months. It will have to be enough until my daughter is in college.

  4. Chicory

    I didn’t participate either. I’ve been writing term papers all November. It’s ironic, since one of the reasons I was excited to go to collage was to gain writing experience. πŸ™‚

  5. I was too busy revising my 2007 NaNo novel to participate this year. Last year I had a two-week old baby on November 1, so I didn’t do it then, either. But next year, I am so there!

  6. I don’t think I’ll ever try NaNo. I’d find it too stressful in the wrong way. However, I do enjoy supporting my friends in their NaNo projects. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  7. Tia Nevitt

    I am so with you, Anne. Life is stressful enough. Why add another stressor? I do wish they had NaNoWriMo before my daughter was born. I might have given it a go then.

  8. Raven

    I’ve never participated. This year I might as well have, though. I started something new at the very end of October and have been writing steadily all month. You might say I was a NaNo participant in spirit. πŸ™‚

  9. Deborah Blake

    I participated for the first time, and finished with 500 words and two days to spare. No mind, I was going to start work on the novel anyway, and I didn’t finish the whole thing, which will probably end up being 90k-100k. But it was great to have the kick to the butt to get me really moving on it.

  10. True, Tia I can see how you’re entirely too busy to add NaNo to your life now.

    For me, I’ve never donw well under stress. A couple of folks commented that my personality changed during this fall’s health crisis. They didn’t mean for the better. {half-smile}

    That’s why I insist on writing when I feel like it, not according to some schedule where I can get stressed out by falling behind. NaNo’s speed just makes it worse. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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