Monday, November 7, 2011
NaNoWrimo vs Life
Me? I'm behind, for now.
For me, November of the past 3 years represents a significant battle between my desire to compete in and win NaNoWriMo, and life in general. I've been fortunate to win the past 2 years and have every intention of doing the same this year. But this past weekend was not a winner for me, when it comes to my wordcount.
I participate in local choir and this weekend we had a concert 4 hours from my home. Being the opening soloist, I didn't have the option to skip it due to NaNo. With the stress of singing, I didn't even try to write on the way down there, and hitching a ride home left me no chance to write then either.
In the end, Saturday gave LIFE a win over NaNo and I've fallen behind in my wordcount. But I'm not too concerned just yet. I'm very happy with the words I DO have down and expect things to pick back up now that the concert is out of the way.
I know I'm not the only one fighting this NaNoWriMo vs Life battle, most everyone does. I've also been blessed with an ability to put the story down quickly and haven't really hit any plots snags or writing blocks.
I'll keep pushing, finding time to write, catching up and hopefully getting ahead. I'll watch Twitter for support and ideas, and I'll encourage where I can others who are struggling.
In the end, I hope to find the same balance I did in the previous years and win NaNo without sacrificing Life.
Do you have any suggestions on ways to keep the two balanced? I'd love to hear from you if you do.