Thursday, November 6, 2014

I Fail at NaNoWriMo

Welp. I'm a giant failure this year.

I wanted to join in on NaNoWriMo to get this "super secret project" that we've been writing just done and over with. I love this book to pieces, and I want it written so I can move forward with it! But alas. I fail. I'm supposed to be writing what...2000 words a day?

Try 1000 in 6 days. Epic failure there.

In my defense, I have three children, whom I homeschool, and a house to keep moderately acceptable looking. My hubby is working a side contracting job while he looks for the right career after his internship, and after we get the kids in bed there's laundry to fold and birthdays to plan...freaking Christmas around the corner.

Why does it have to be in November? Why can't national novel writing month be a time when nothing else is going on? Like...March. Freaking March. Nothing even happens in March! We're all depressed and missing Christmas.

Anyway. I fail at writing a book in a month this year, and I don't think its going to happen with everything going on. I guess I'll try again next year! The kids will be one year older. Possibly less work? (Yeah right, nice try Alyssa.)

As for Plane Walker, it's totally on the back burner. :( Poor Plane Walker. It's such a good book! You know what, I'm making a pledge right now. I'm putting it on the webiverse to make it final:

I'm going to submit Plane Walker to 2 agents/publishers this week.

So there. And maybe next week I'll have more to report on that front.

I know I said this before but...writer's blogs are so boring! Haha. I can't show you my half-done project like I could if I was all crafty.

THAT'S IT. I will create a craft to visually represent the progress of my book. It'll be brilliant. Like...a sweater. Or a giant wreath. Or some kind of macrame. What do you think? What should I make to visually represent the progress of my book?

This is going to be hilarious. 


  1. Ha -- I totally agree. Way back, I did NaNo, but November is also the absolute worse month for me. Family birthdays, Thanksgiving prep, parent-teacher conferences, pre-Christmas prep. I think for those of us with kids, that September-December period is just too busy.

    I nominate January, February, March. All those would work for me. But hey, 1000 words is better than 0 words. Just run your own race :)
    Wishing you the best of luck!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. I know right? Who did that? "Well...I hate Thanksgiving, and no one needs more than 3 weeks to prepare for Christmas so...yeah November it is." Laaaaame.

      Thanks for the encouragement! You are quite right. 1000 is better than nothing!

  2. Aw. I almost chickened out of NaNoWriMo this year (it's my first), but then jumped in 4 days late. I have A LOT of catching up to do. I'm thinking the same thing (why can't they have it some other month?) because I have papers due and exams coming up, but nothing can compare to you're busyness, I guess :D Good luck, I'm sure my mom would sympathize, and also roll her eyes when I say that this is why I don't want kids ;)

    1. I guess this is me officially chickening out, really. I mean I'll still write...perhaps with a mite more zeal, but ain't no way its going to be 50k words.

      Also I feel you on the typos. I just graduated this year, and it's exhausting being a student. Glad to be done with all that!

  3. Uh oh. Wrong form of 'your'. I don't know how that happened. Please ignore. Sleep deprived college student typing.

  4. I'm with you. November is a crappy time to try and get through 50k.

    I say we start AltNaNoWriMo in MARCH for all us adults that have kids and host Thanksgiving.

    1. This acronym is getting hilariously long. XD