My NaNoWriMo Week 1

This month is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. For those out of the loop, the month of November is when writers sign up and commit to writing a novel from start to finish. No excuses. All endurance.

This is not my announcement that I’ve signed up for National Novel Writing Month.

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But this is an announcement. I am committing myself this month to writing my novel-in-progress. Paired with my professional projects, I will have my hands full.

Will I keep blogging?

Of course. But for the month of November, my blog posts will be about my progress in my novel writing endeavors. I plan to resume my normal blog posts on writing topics in December and onward.

Why not sign up for NaNoWriMo?

I don’t want to start a new novel. I want to finish this one. And I don’t anticipate getting close to the 50,000 words required for success.

I’m very competitive, and I don’t like to lose to myself.

So I’ve created a plan for myself that I know I can uphold with my busy schedule of full-time employment, 5K race training, and potlucks with friends (I have to eat sometime).

I’m challenging myself to get to chapter 10 in my novel. I just got to chapter 5. If I beat this goal, I’ll make a new goal. There’s no stopping this month.

Next week, I’ll update you with my progress in my writing. I’m sure it’ll be very exciting.

What is your writing goal this month? Are you tackling the NaNoWriMo challenge? Or are you like me following your own custom-made plan? Share your goal below.


  1. I really like how you took the spirit of NaNoWriMo and made it your own. Looking forward to your progress updates. 🙂

    My goal for the month is to get the next textbook in the series to the printing department and to keep up my blogging, though the latter doesn’t have any specific numbers attached. But since it’s only November 4, and I already have more posts than any of the sixth months prior to October, I think I’m doing ok. 🙂

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