I have failed at NaNoWriMo. This was my first year attempting it and I don't think I was mentally prepared for such an epic challenge. This doesn't mean I won't try to write a novel. It just means it won't be written by the end of this month!
I do have an idea for a story that I would like to work on but I don't want to force words out. So the pressure of NaNoWriMo got to me and I could not handle it.
It sounds do-able when you don't think about it too hard. If you just think "Oh, it's less than 2000 words a day! That's not very much!" But to actually write almost 2000 words EVERY day for a month is actually insane for people like me...You know...People who have never written a book before.
I remember writing short stories in Creative Writing class but never more than a few pages. I wasn't prepared for the craziness of the challenge.
I guess it got to me because I wasn't prepared to push aside normal things to force myself to write. I wasted a lot of time watching people on Youtube ranting about their progress/involvement in NaNoWriMo. And feeling pretty lame when most of them were doing well.
I will write a book, someday. Even if just for my amusement. I doubt it will be publishable but that's not the point. Ever since I started reading books, I wanted to write my own. It's on my bucket list. (Does anyone else find the words "bucket list" funny? Has anyone actually watched that movie?)
And for some actual news from my life: I got offered a temporary Christmas job at Waterstones! Happy Happy Happy! It's definitely been a dream of mine to work in a bookstore. I am so so excited! I start Friday :)
I definitely fail at this blog thing. 15 subscribers isn't bad but I've had this blog for six months, I think. Sometimes I think I'll stop posting in it but then I get a new subscriber or a single comment and I keep going.
Oh wells. That is my general update. What is going on in your life? Are any of you participating in NaNoWriMo?