Thursday, October 8, 2009

No NaNoWriMo (for me)

I have come to the decision that I am not going to do National Novel Writing Month this year. It is kind of a sad decision because I've completed a (terrible, awful) novel every November for the past five years. November is coming! It feels like it's time to ready those typing fingers! And I know I'll be sad when everyone else's word counts start coming in and I don't have one.

It's just that I feel like I'm already so busy that I can't get everything done that I want to do. I debated with myself over whether it's better to attempt and fail or not attempt at all. And I think it will stress me out, so I'm going to skip this year.

Maybe next year I'll be back with some great ideas* and more time-management strategies. ;)

To all who are doing NaNo, best of luck! I will be rooting for you on the sidelines.

ETA (Oct. 9): Hah. My resolve lasted all of one day. Yes, I did come up with an awesome idea and yes I signed up for NaNoWriMo again this year. Sigh. I can sleep in December, right?

*And I did have an idea for this year. I reserve the right to change my mind and sign up at the last minute if an outline pops into my head. But I probably won't.

4 comments:

Katie said...

I secretly want to write a book...

Becky said...

It's sad that you aren't doing it this year. I'm participating for the first year ever! =) But you probably have TONS of stuff to do for the Cybils...and real work too.

Abby said...

Becky, I honestly think there is some kind of time leak... I just seem to have so much to do and not nearly enough time to get it all done!

librarian pirate said...

I'm with you on the time-leak thing, Abby - and I'm with YOU on the secretly wanting to write a book thing, Katie. I wasn't going to do Nano this year until an outline popped into my head the day you stopped by my library. It was one of those crazy "here it is!" kinda moments.