Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I quit!

I'm a quitter! 2 weeks ago I started the NaNoWriMo challenge. For those of you not familiar, it's a chance to write your own novel. They recommend that you log 1,667 words per day to stay on par. By November 8th, you should be at 11,666 words. Today is the 10th, and I have 395 words. NOT the epic novel I had planned.

I have always wanted to be a writer, and I thought this would be a great opportunity. Turns out I'm not so creative under pressure. I was sad at first, when I realized I was too far behind to catch up. I didn't want to admit that with no job, and a kid in school full time, that I STILL didn't have the time/creativity to write just over 1500 words a day. But after a middle of the night email from NaNoWriMo meant to encourage me, I realized that I was OK with not doing it. So NaNoWriMo, I quit! I DON'T quit my dreams of being a writer, but I will try to better focus on a genre that I like, and I will try to get more "words" out there.

I've got some serious blogstipation lately and so I'll be back in a bit after I find some inspiration... :P


  1. That's funny. I can understand how you feel. I'd be the same way.

  2. I don't think you are a quitter...just not your time...it will come. I have only just recently heard of this and know another blogger that is trying to do it. Next time!

  3. You're not a quitter! I'd feel the same way. If I'm going to write, I want it to be on my own time, however long that takes. Scheduling just is dooming things to go wrong, IMO.