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Rebelling against NaNoWriMo

Katrina - 7-14-2008 at 07:51 AM

Okay, one of the things I like about JulNoWriMo is that you can switch between books. My original intent was to split the 50K between two novels I'm working on. The first novel has made it clear that it needs the research and outline to back it up better.

The second novel is having its ups and downs. I got to a part I enjoyed last time and got out 8000 in one day. But I don't like feeling like I'm "stuck" with that novel, that I need to work on it and nothing else.

Quite frankly, I need a rebellion day. I've been trying to fit Novel A into Nano-themed activity B, as if I truly could not write 2K in one day without a Nano.

I'm still writing 5K today as per my goal, but it's going to be of whatever. Maybe my JulNo novel, maybe the novel I was going to do in November, maybe a fanfiction for all I know. I need a day just to enjoy the act of writing, not a day to pressure myself into another word count goal.

purple_ink_pen - 7-14-2008 at 10:07 AM

*HighFive* I took Sunday off, making icons and poking at my AugNo plans, because that one actually needs a plot before I start. *Thumps self* Focus, girl!

I'll be more ready to talk to my JulNo today, and so will you. Have fun today!

amandalynn125 - 7-14-2008 at 10:19 AM

I spent most of my time this weekend either writing or researching, so I think I might take tonight off to regroup. I desperately need to go to the gym and the grocery store and I promised I'd cook dinner. I'll enjoy all those things more if I'm not thinking about how to squeeze in writing time.

veda - 7-14-2008 at 06:43 PM

After reading an email today about a short story writing contest, I decided to take a break off after I hit 25K (as long as I'm not under the daily goal) to write the 500 word story. A breather, I guess, to come back refreshed. :D

Ikasu - 7-15-2008 at 03:11 PM

I understand that NaNoWriMo is slightly more restrictive when it comes to what you can actually work on during the month, but you'd be well to think of JulNoWriMo as a different contest with a different goal. The off-season Wrimo events are for people who are really into the community to keep themselves writing and creative throughout the year -- without the same punctuating effect that NaNoWriMo has on your completed work.

We use these other events to keep in touch with each other throughout the year, which is why the rules are more lax. 11 out of 12 months of the year, we appreciate that flexibility because of our creative needs. But come November, you'll (hopefully) be feeling different.

[Edited on 15/7/08 by Ikasu]