Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011, and How It Killed My Blog

Temporarily. It temporarily killed my blog.

You see, I'd had my doubts about what my frequency of blog posts was going to be during NaNoWriMo this year... But I hadn't expected to stop posting entirely.

And yet, that's exactly what happened. Before I knew it, we were halfway through the month, and I hadn't written blog posts, or read blog posts, or any of the things that had become daily before. I inadvertantly have gone on hiatus for the duration of the month, and I apologize for that.

But rest assured, posts will resume in December. :)

Until then, you can go look at this guest post I wrote about my experiences with NaNoWriMo, on the blog of PJ Schnyder. :)

Also, for anyone interested in how NaNo’s been going for me this month…

*munches chocolate bar as Mother stares sullenly*

I won. Early this morning (1 AM early). The rough draft of my novel is complete at 50,628 words. A little slower than in the past, but I’ve been busy. ;)

My MC came, she cried, and she went as crazy as I ever could’ve hoped for. In my opinion, this month has been a grand success!

How’s it been going for all of you?

*skitters off to work on Book 1* See you in December!


  1. Congrats on your early win! I'll be joining you soon - only 10K left to go.

    My blog is hurting too. I swore I would post every day, but that dwindled down to only when I actually get writing done that day - and didn't have work. And haven't collapsed from exhaustion before seven. As it is, this is as close to a post as I'll get tonight. ;)

    Good luck with Book 1!

  2. Congrats.
    I always try to do NaNoWriMo, and I always lose momentum. It doesn't help matters any that this year has probably been my busiest year.

    I think it's more important and more impressive that you finished NaNo early than that you post frequently.

  3. I'm right there with you. NaNoWriMo (temporarily) killed my blog - and my blog reading! Oh well, I'll get back to it all in December, hopefully!