NaNoWriMo – Shall I?

I have been in a writing rut – in that I have done nothing new for ages. Life circumstances have been against me.

It’s time to take a stand against all that. I should set myself a challenge again and give myself the proverbial kick up the arse.

So I am considering going against all the odds and partaking in NaNoWriMo this year. I have completed it once but failed the following year due to some serious illness in the family.

These days, all the demands on me mean I don’t get any time to sit down and write – event doing this today is a very rare occurrence. I have been reduced to reblogging old content.

Well, those demands are going to have to take a back seat for a while. They will need to for my own sanities sake.

My plan is not to try and create novel, novella or even a part of one as I did last time. This time I want to use the push to create 10 drafts of short stories. Each around 5000 words long. I will then use these to enter some competitions with – maybe eventually publish them as a collection as well.

Well, that’s the plan. Let’s see how it goes. Lately, my plans don’t see the light of day – this is a last-ditch attempt. I need some success.

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12 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo – Shall I?

  1. rugby843 Sun September 29 2019 / 7:08 pm

    I could never attempt this.


    • Scott Andrew Bailey Sun September 29 2019 / 7:11 pm

      You could. Anyone could. Completing it is the challenge. Go on.. you might surprise yourself. Nothing to lose.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. jazzfeathers Sun September 29 2019 / 6:28 pm

    Sounds like a good plan to me.
    NaNoWriMo has been a great motivator for me, especially when I started been involved with the community. I hope it will be a great motivator for you too.


  3. Ritu Sun September 29 2019 / 5:15 pm

    Good luck Scott. I signed up this year, but don’t have a clue if I’ll be able to continue!


    • Scott Andrew Bailey Sun September 29 2019 / 5:18 pm

      Good luck to you too. My thoughts are even if I do a few days or a few thousand words it’s more than I am doing now. So it will be something.


      • Ritu Sun September 29 2019 / 5:23 pm

        Very true! I highly doubt I’ll “win” but we can try, eh!


  4. Starman Jones Sun September 29 2019 / 5:13 pm

    I’ve done nanowrimo twice-ish first in ’08 then In ’16. I was sorta able to complete the worlds best novel in ’08 (follow Garrison Keelor on sarcasm as by ’11 the 50k was lost to different email by then- all lost things take on mythic values) and in ’16 and it remains safe I chose to poeticize a radio show… Written In poetic form!
    Go you!


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