As many of you know, I pretty much failed NaNoWriMo. Why? Because I really didn’t have the time or energy into my novel to write it in only one month. I gave up after about a week and a half when I realized that I was rushing too much and because of that, the book was becoming sloppy. I never got back to the book during NaNo or really since early November when I first abandoned it. And now, that book is on hold.
After that, I wrote a few short stories here and there, submitted them to various ezines, etc. and have been very pleased with the results. But I still want badly to finish a second novel since I feel it’ll be a huge improvement from my first, pitiful novel as my writing has improved a lot. And on December 18th, I began a new novel – a YA thriller – which I am really into at the moment.
So, to boost my energy and give me more of a push to write, I created my own personal NaNoWriMo. It’s more of a self-challenge as I said in the title, lasting from December 18th (the day I started) to January 18th. I don’t know if I’ll hit 50k words in that timeframe, but hopefully I’ll get close. So you may notice some lazy postings from here on out because I’m working on this. Anyway, I’ve created my own badge for it, which you’ll see at the top of this post. Tell me what you think of it!
Oh and this pic has absolutely nothing to do with anything, but I thought it was pretty funny: