Thursday, January 6, 2011

NaNoWriMo…Why November?

Only a guy (yes, I did read the book, so I do know it was a guy) would suggest writing a book in November.  I mean, other than December, there’s no busier time of the year for a woman with children. 
I have to plan large family gatherings coordinating the schedules of both my family and my husband’s, start making kids Christmas lists since over Thanksgiving dinner everyone related to me will at some point whisper “So, what does E or ZoZo or the king Henry—my kids—want from Santa this year?”, and all the while keep up Mom’s taxi service since all the sports games and practices continue until a couple days before Thanksgiving.  And, of course, with anyone even remotely related to me coming over for a visit, I have to begin house cleaning of the ‘I think I need a toothbrush to get that’ variety. 
So, November for NaNoWriMo, just didn’t happen for me this year even though it was the first November after I read the book and started blogging. 
But, all is not lost.  I’m making up my own challenge-- my own month of writing.  I started yesterday with my first 500 words and, although it’s not much, it is a reasonable and attainable goal for someone with 3 kids, 2 jobs, one husband and lots of laundry.  I will write 500 words a day for the next 30 days.  No excuses!
So, what are your thoughts on NaNoWriMo and personal writing challenges?


  1. Awe fun! I never can seem to be free in November either to do it. Might just take your example and make my own month! Awesome!
    Good luck on your goal!

  2. That's great. November was busy for me as well so I didn't get a chance to participate. I know you can do it. :)