Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! I hope you get to eat good food, see friends and family, and get plenty of time to sleep.
It's been quite a lead-up to the holiday work-wise. Absolutely no one submitted an editing job to me during the week of the election, and then a week later everyone seemed to remember that they still had a job to do, so I got about a dozen editing requests from people who just had to get their manuscript finished before Thanksgiving.
Unfortunately, that rush put quite a jam on my NaNoWriMo plans, so to keep from keeling over from undue self-imposed stress, I decided to revise my goals to just writing a little bit every day. It kind of sucks, because I really think I could have hit those 50,000 words if I hadn't been slammed with so much editing in such a short period of time, but so it goes. Now I'll know for the future that people tend to get a little crazy about getting stuff finished before Thanksgiving, even if it's a fairly arbitrary deadline if you think about it.
But I will say that participating in NaNoWriMo this year has helped me get back into the habit of daily writing, and that's all I really wanted. So yay me! And frankly, the writing itself is so rushed, it doesn't come out that well, so I question the final product of NaNoWriMo and whether it's really worth it. Maybe it's more about the process, and so you shouldn't feel bad if you don't finish. That's what I'm telling myself anyway.
What do you think? Is NaNoWriMo a little silly?
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