IWSG NaNo or Not? 1 November 2017

IWSG Badge-smIt’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s  Support Group (IWSG). The once per month blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

The awesome co-hosts for the November 1 posting of the IWSG are Tonja Drecker, Diane Burton,  MJ Fifield, and
Rebecca Douglass!


QUESTION: Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?
ANSWER: Nope. Never started, so nothing to finish. I’ve been curious, but not enough to put myself under the daily commitment. 
If you’ve participated in NaNo, how did you deal with the daily commitment? Were you stressed? What did you gain?
For those in my camp, why didn’t you join the NaNo challenge?
Thank you for visiting. I’ll be stopping by your blog, too.


10 thoughts on “IWSG NaNo or Not? 1 November 2017

  1. I’ve participated in NaNo twice. The first time, I failed to win. The second time, I managed to churn out 50,000 words, which metamorphosed into the current novel I’m working on. I found having a deadline really focused me. I’m going to give it another go again this year.

  2. I’m somewhat like Ellen–the deadline helps me focus. And the “official” nature of it gives me an excuse to shut my door and just write for however long it takes. Saying “no” to the things that eat up my writing time is hard, and it helps to be able to claim a deadline, however spurious.

    Thanks for coming by my blog this morning!

    1. Hi Rebecca, It seems the deadline feature is a strong attraction. I think for me, it would be the month long experience of writing without editing as the words form on the page. The deadline would be the element that makes it happen! Thanks for visiting and co-hosting this month.

    1. Hi Alex,
      November 1 & 2 is Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead); a very popular religious holiday here in Mexico. Yesterday, the spirits of children to descend upon the earth to be with their families for 24 hours.

      I think the kid’s spirits were having fun and causing a bit of confusion.

      In your case, Feedly didn’t update my post. For me, the comment/reply option disappeared from my blog. My husband became dizzy during his Rehab session and had to stop his workout early.

      Thanks for visiting and I’m grateful things are kinda back to normal.

    1. Hi C.G.,
      I agree, a lot of folks that have the grit and mind-set to make NaNo work for them earn big rewards. Thanks for visiting, I’ll be stopping by your site, too.

    1. Hi Diane,
      First off, thanks for visiting! I’m with you, I take my commitments seriously and the stress of meeting the NaNo writing goals is beyond my grasp (at this point, anyway).

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