To Nano or not Nano? That’s the question!

nanowrimo_2_w_thumb[7]Since 2009 I have been faithfully participating in NaNoWrimo. For those who don’t know what that is, NaNoWrimo is the challenge to write a novel of a minimum of 50,000 words in the 30 days of the month of November. This challenge has meant a lot to my writing career.

During NaNoWrimo I wrote the first draft of my first publish novel, “The Road Home” and my soon to be published (Oct 1st) “ A Brother’s Vow” In this last one there’s a particular line that I got from one of my Nano friends at a moment where the muse was stuck. It’s a phrase that every time I hear it still makes me laugh. “Having a fetish for midget in spandex…”  Thanks Loki.  You would have to read the book to figure out the context.

So this year, I have some challenges to take into consideration.  I have a book launch a month prior to Nano, which I’ve done before, but have proven to be quite stressful. I have more responsibilities this year in my life than in my prior years of participation.  My main Nano support buddy has moved out of town and I won’t be able to be motivated by his sense of competitiveness. Thanks Mattkinsi.

At the same time, I know I enjoy the process so much. NaNoWrimo is my Super Bowl, my World Series. I enjoy the adrenaline rush of

Super Bowl XII

Super Bowl XII (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

pushing myself to write, write and write.  I’ve thought that I don’t necessarily have to start a new project. Although I did meet my 50,000 word quota in my project from last year, “The Adulteress”, the book is far from finished, so I could use Nano this year to write the next 50,000 words.

Who know? I have until Oct 31st at midnight to make up my mind.  Anyone else trying to make this decision as well?


About Naty Matos

Great desire to worship God through the gift of writing and share a message of inspiration to all around me.

Posted on September 23, 2013, in Writing Happenings. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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