Yes, NaNoWriMo is a verb

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Thanks everyone for your well wishes! For anyone who hasn’t read the last few posts, I’ve been attempting to NaNoWriMo with a migraine. I got through Monday, and yesterday was a tad bit trickier, but I got in words — not all of my words, but words — and am still slightly ahead of schedule. Take that, head.

This morning I went for the real stuff when it comes to coffee, and right now I think my head is doing OK. So let’s hope it holds.

NaNoWriMo is its own kind of beast. The days come and go, whether we ask them to or not, and the word goal totals pile up, whether we ask them to or not. And we will have challenges, every one of us who was foolhardy enough to go to the site and jump in on November 1.

And I’m going to say something that probably isn’t the best thing to say way over here at the very beginning of this month-long marathon. But it’s OK. Honestly, it’s OK.

The goal with this challenge is to write. That’s it. No one is looking over your shoulder (unless you’re doing NaNo as some kind of performance art, and then probably there  is a whole crowd of people looking over your shoulder). There is no need for perfection, either in the product or the process.

We just need to write. Some days will be harder than others, but that’s OK.

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4 thoughts on “Yes, NaNoWriMo is a verb

  1. I hope the migraine goes away. I couldn’t even see the keyboard or the screen when I had one. They are nothing to mess with. I’m amazed you are continuing. I wish you all the best with this. Hope you feel better soon.

    • Thanks so much! The loss of vision only happens to me when I have certain triggers, and I did have a bit on Monday, but it subsided after about 10 minutes in a dark room. That is the most terrifying symptom, though! And thanks, anything for forward motion!

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