I realized about halfway through writing my NaNoWriMo “Day 2” post for this blog that this was a horrid idea.
While I’d love to maintain activity here, that just wasn’t the smartest way to go about it. I’ve always seen NaNoWriMo as an incredibly laid-back month, where word production is 100% more important than producing quality content. I’m one of the few NaNo-ers who actually goes back and edits my work, and the pressure I felt writing “Day 1” for immediate publication was more than I wanted to admit.
So right after I made the decision to move my project, I started fresh in a Word document and haven’t looked back, except to write this message. My previous post is still here, because I actually liked out it came out, but doing that for 30 days was going to be impossible. Besides that, my initial goal was to write 50,000 words about my life, and that would have taken introspection that required prior planning, which is never how I’ve approached NaNoWriMo.
I’ll try to post excerpts from my new “novel” as I write something decent, and my future November posts will certainly include NaNoWriMo-related updates. I wish I could have followed through with this for my readers, but as I said, the time and effort simply doesn’t exist right now (see my post about my graduate school woes).
Stay tuned for further updates, as I’ll still stay true to the promise to myself to keep the blog active for the rest of 2013. And make sure to remind me to add things to my “50 things” list! That’s the other blog-related goal of mine that I’d feel incomplete without achieving.
I hope you all are having a great Monday, especially my NaNoWriMo friends — keep up the great work!