5 Things You Will Notice During NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo Day 8: Seclusion

NaNoWriMo Day 8: Seclusion (Photo credit: mpclemens)

For those of you who have never done NaNoWriMo before, it can be an exhilarating experience.  Trying to make the 50,000 word count by the end of November is a big surge.  But, it can have some minor effects of your life that you may not have picked up on.

  1. In November, you will notice that bloggers participating on NaNoWriMo may disappear.  Or, if they continue to post, their posts may end up being little more than, “Wrote 1,953 words today.  Damn I’m behind schedule.”
  2. Participants may notice a drop in social activities since time spent hanging out with friends, or on dates, is time that can be spent writing.  Some people may even cut deals, promising an extravagant night out of their significant others would, respectfully, leave them alone in November.
  3. Participants in NaNoWriMo may focus on their word counts almost as much as marathon runners will focus on their race times.  In fact, you may even hear two NaNo participants greet each other with, “What’s your word count?”
  4. Any little quirky thing that happens when you are not writing has a high chance of ending up in your writing.  This is especially so if you are behind in your word count and you can somehow make a guy buying an Orange Julius at the Mall with pennies into your fantasy adventure about dragons.
  5. When Thanksgiving rolls around, those of you with laptops will be praising their portability, while those who are writing on desktops will be wondering how fast you will need to type to get everything you hand wrote while your uncles watched the Lions and your mother cooks the turkey in the kitchen.
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About chyrondave

Avid comic reader, amateur writer, music fan, and someone with opinions, lots of opinions.

Posted on September 16, 2012, in Creative, Lists, NaNoWriMo, The Fives, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I participated in NaNoWriMo month last year. I couldn’t finish my story, though. I wrote a total of 40,000 words at the end of the month. It takes a lot of time and thought, but dude, it’s totes worth it. Totes.

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