Woefully Unprepared for NaNoWriMo

The past three days have taught me something.  I am not ready to tackle NaNoWriMo this year.  I have an idea which wouldn’t be a novel, but a nine part serial of short stories.  However, my inability to edit and post part 3 of Journey to Ariadne shows me that I certainly couldn’t write 50,000 words in the next month.

Part of my problem is my daughter.  She’s at a stage in which she completely occupies my time when I’m at home.  Also, she hasn’t been going to bed at a decent time, as she refuses to sleep before midnight most of the time.  My prime writing time, which is late evening and into the early hours of the morning, are often taken up by cooking, eating, and trying to get my daughter to sleep.  And now she’s sick with bronchitis.  Her sleeping habits will be unpredictable.

Anyway, I don’t want to work on another story when I’ve got Journey to Ariadne to work on.  I’d rather focus on that while my motivation is high (and it is).

There’s no point in me taking part in NaBloPoMo, either.  I already write a blog post every day.  I did it last year, and ever since, nearly every month has been NaBloPoMo.  I post daily, and haven’t missed a single day since March.

Are you taking part in NaNoWriMo?

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8 thoughts on “Woefully Unprepared for NaNoWriMo”

  1. Sometimes you got to go with the flow, and maybe next year you will be in a better situation to participate (though from what I hear, kids will always take up 95% of your time 😀 ).

    I’m not participating in NaNo, but I say good luck to all those brave people who are! 🙂

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