Now, I don't know about any of you guys, but I love to procrastinate. Homework, practicing piano, doing chores, writing these posts... But NaNoWriMo is when I (try) to put all of those distractions aside and focus on simply writing.
Now, mind you, I'm procrastinating right now by writing this. I'm only 846 words away from my writing goal, and then I will have won. But, I'm taking a break, because after writing 600 painful words, I need some time to clear my head. So I apologize in advance if the way I'm writing seems a little off. My story is fantasy and my style of writing is a bit more... formal than normal.
So, what is NaNoWriMo? I'll let the NaNoWriMo website tell you.
National Novel Writing Month happens every November! It's a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!
That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30.
So, try making up an "excuse", "reason", whatever you want to call it, and go for something. Stop making other excuses you know are poor and are just to get you out of not doing things, and focus! You might just be surprised at what you can do!
If you aren't doing NaNoWriMo, you definitely should! But even if writing isn't your thing, there's normally a time when you are pushed to do something you might not otherwise do. What are your techniques to keep up with the things you need to do? How do you stop yourself from blowing off the things you must get done? Share your ideas in the comments below!
Now, I'm off to write 846 words... wish me luck!