November = NaNoWriMo month

Why am I doing NaNoWriMo again?

Last year I sat down and started writing during NaNoWriMo month. Was I a NaNo winner?

  • Yes, I achieved the 50,000 NaNo words.
  • No, I didn’t finish the manuscript.

In fact, there are 4 unfinished books sitting on my hard drive.
I’m not exactly a completer-finisher.

NaNo book covers So last year I decided I would definitely not begin another manuscript until I’d finished at least one of my previous NaNo projects.

But, refusing to learn from experience, I simply can’t resist the excitement of NaNo. And so I find myself taking part in NaNo again this year.


  1. I enjoy the freedom of sitting down and just WRITING.
  2. Because I enjoy the discipline of knowing I MUST achieve 1,666 words a day.
  3. I enjoy telling myself DON’T EDIT. Just keep going.
  4. And I like being part of the world-wide NaNo community.

So, for me, NaNoWriMo is a wonderful self-indulgent writing festival. I’m doing it again. I’m loving it. Maybe this year I’ll finish something. Maybe not.

I really don’t care!

Author: Ruth Livingstone

Walker, writer, photographer, blogger, doctor, woman, etc.

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