Blogging In A Time Of NaNo

Just a quick status update to keep the blog from atrophying. I’m currently considering what to do with this blog while I triumphantly plow through my NaNoWriMo project, the future bestselling novel The Snake Detective. I currently don’t really have the time or energy to meet both my NaNoWriMo daily goal of 1667 words and do a 1000 word blog post.

If you’d like to track my progress, you can follow my novel’s update page here. I really enjoy looking at the stats throughout the month as the novel progresses. It’s very personally rewarding to see the bar graph fill up day by day.

I’ve been idly considering posting a few chapters here as I write them, but the idea of showing this rough draft gives me hives. It might completely destroy the ability to move forward if I know I’m going to show it to somebody.

I’ll keep trying to think of something to do with this space so it doesn’t go stagnate for the entire month of November. To those of you who are trying NaNo yourselves this year, I hope it’s going well and you’re meeting your word requirements. If you’re not doing it, I invite you to try. Even if you don’t succeed (and most people don’t, especially your first time), it’s a very rewarding experience that I highly recommend everyone tries at least once.

5 thoughts on “Blogging In A Time Of NaNo

  1. Alright, joined NaNo and spent a couple hours last night outlining my novel “The Dark Seer.” We’ll see how this turns out.

  2. You guys are incredible! To be churning out words at that rate! At this time of the year, I can barely manage my day-to-day life. (Time to fill the belly with berries and go hibernate…) More power to you!!

    1. Thanks! It’s not easy (and there are days, like today, when I’m reaaaaaally not feeling it. But it’s always a rewarding experience and one I’m glad to both participate in and advocate for every year.

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