Dec 2, 2016

NaNo High

Deep in the midst of NaNoWriMo, or even the last ten minutes of the very last Write In when my fellow WriMos watched me push out the last 100 words I needed, the only thing I could think of (aside from winning) was December 1st.

December 1st, when I could crack open all my waiting books. Turn on Netflix. Do more mundane things, like grocery shop, wash my sheets, and put away the Halloween decorations. As much as I enjoy writing, I couldn't wait to be done for awhile.

Except, driving home from work yesterday, despite my large Dec 1st list, all I wanted to do was write.

A different story, of course, I gotta leave my project from this year to the side for awhile, but I apparently wasn't as sick of writing as I expected. Just ready to move on to something new.

This is one of the reasons why I always love NaNo. Not only do I finally push out a story that's typically been haunting me for awhile, but I feel like I get an adrenaline shot of creativity and productivity that can carry me through a few months. (Which I really need in December cuz I'm making a bunch of Christmas presents.)

NaNo is full of this swirl of creative energy, from talking to others about their novels. Even processes. There's a new critique style I wanna try now. I've got ideas galore clamoring in my head, and a new bunch of people to talk to about them. I'm excited and eager and above all feel accomplished in a way I rarely feel during the earlier parts of the year.

*sigh* I'm so ready for NaNoWriMo 2017.


  1. Congrats on finishing. It's great you're ready for more!

    I wrote mine out of order, so my first task (once the ending is written - I didn't hit 50k this year) is to sot out the order of the story... THEN it'll get put away. I'm hoping to get this draft done by Christmas.

    Please remember to shop for groceries though - that green cheese in the fridge, probably best not to eat it ;-)

  2. Haha. My grocery shopping essentially consisted of supplies for peppermint bark and yes, cheese and crackers. What have I eatten this week?

    Good luck with the draft! I have to compulsively write in order, which I think slows my process. Even then, there's no way I'll be done by xmas