Incomplete Challenges!




We are seven days into December, already. November just whooshed away, is it? I signed up for NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo when November arrived. By the mid of November, I fell ill and couldn’t continue with blogging daily and that was the end of NaBloPoMo. As far as the NaNoWriMo was concerned, I already had a feeling that I was doing a terrible job there. I couldn’t write every day, but I managed to write around 5000 odd words. That is around only 10 percent of what I was supposed to write.

But the good news is that I haven’t abandoned my novel, not yet anyways. I am continuing to write in my laptop, in my notepad, on my phone, whenever and wherever the musings strike. I guess this will be an ongoing process now. This is a different kind of experiment for me, a very new and thrilling experience for me. Since I am not stressing myself with finishing the work, I am rather enjoying the process as of now.

Of course, I will be signing up for next year’s NaNoWriMo, that’s what I think now. Because whether or not I reached the word count, signing up for NaNoWriMo was the best thing thatΒ I did last month. No regrets there.

So how was your life writing wise, completing challenge wise? Did you sign up for NaNoWriMo and completed 50000 words last month? How was the whole experience? Please share.

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9 thoughts on “Incomplete Challenges!

  1. I took up NaBloPoMo and missed out on a day. I also feel that it’s the experience that really counts. Everything else, it’s just superficial.
    Hope you are feeling better now Vinitha. Take care!


  2. Hey Vinitha, hope you’re feeling better. It’s nice that you’re still writing, regardless of whether you reached the finish line. All the best! πŸ™‚


  3. Congrats on starting and congrats on managing 5000 words..I never took part and I have still not written a word of the book i eventually want to write..Someday! I need to pull up my socks πŸ™‚ And you are right experience counts and certainly not at the expense of health…So you did really well:)


  4. Glad to hear you wrote through Nano Vinitha πŸ™‚ Yes, the experience counts, more than anything else. We watch ourselves grow as writers and that’s the most important thing. Take care of yourself.


  5. I also wrote only 20k last month, much better than 2014 Nanowrimo, and I’m still writing. So that’s a positive.
    I started as a panster and mid way my plot developed so yes I still think I was a winner despite not reaching the 50k mark.

    Keep writing, hope to see your novel soon! πŸ™‚


  6. πŸ™‚ Congrats on working on your challenges in spite of falling sick, Vinitha. NaNoWriMo is basically motivation to write. Don’t feel pressurized. It is more important to enjoy what you do.


  7. Dont worry Vinitha. I have a record of not completing challenges. The good thing is, it makes you write out of our comfort zone. Or we will be forever waiting for the muse to strike. All the best with your novel.


  8. I didn’t sign up for any challenges because I’ve just been so busy, but I did finish my very first novel and am working on my query letter. That’s seems to be harder than writing the book for me!


  9. I only managed about 30,000 words and then I was done. November and December are my busiest months so I knew I was pressing my luck. I haven’t abandoned my writing either but it sure is nice to go at a slower pace, especially with the holidays swirling about. I hope you’re feeling better! πŸ™‚


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