too many words by laura lemay

NaNoWriMo 2015: nope nope nope

I am planning to write this month, and I hope to write a huge pile of words this month. Maybe even a book-shaped pile of words. Lots of words. Yeah.

But I’m not doing NaNoWriMo. I’m not on the forums, I’m not going to writing meetups, and I don’t have daily word count goals.

In the past when I’ve tried NaNoWriMo I’ve learned that I work really badly with the pressure of a daily word count goal. I inevitably miss the word count on one day, and then never make it up the next day, and then that’s the end of it. I end up feeling like I have failed a big fat fail of failure. I don’t need that kind of stress in a thing I actually like doing.

I wish everyone doing NaNoWriMo all the best of luck. It’s not for me.