It’s November 30th and for lots of contenders, it’s crunch time to get in as many words as possible today. My own journey into the adventure for 2016 is much different. I encountered lots of setbacks and life, in general, taking up my time. Plus, I already spend all day writing for other publications. But I also went into this knowing that there was no way I was going to finish my anthology in one month. It’s really hard to write poems, prayers, and rituals for one deity on a daily basis AND meet a specific word count. I cannot get past the need for meat and not filler words just to meet a word count. It’s simply not in my nature, and that is okay. I take the words seriously so that I am conveying Hela to the best of my own personal ability. So NaNoWriMo really became just a jumping point into the foray of writing for the purpose of creating a book that I want to see on store shelves one day. This is not an endeavor just to say I did it or to have in my dropbox. No, this is something I really want to share with others. So today I will work on an editorial piece about Hela and include it on my word count. And tomorrow? I will write more. I may only write a few hundred words a day, but I will keep doing it 4 days out of the week. Because realistically, that’s what I can do to achieve my goals.
To the rest of the contenders, I wish you the best. I hope you have met the goals you set for yourself. And regardless if you “succeeded” at the 50,000 word goal for the month, I hope you enjoyed it.