doing Nanowrimo my way

Okay, so starting today, I’m doing the Nanowrimo challenge like millions of other writers who are diving in for the next 30 days.

But I’m not doing Nanowrimo in the traditional way…

I’m doing it my way and no one is going to tell me otherwise.

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My goal isn’t to write 50,000 words by November 30. My goal is to write a little every day and do to AT LEAST ONE writing-related activity everyday for the next 30 days.


Because I have soooo many writing-related things I never prioritize because I’m either working on a scene I’ve been thinking about or catching up on something else.

Long story short, I’m aiming low.

And today, I managed to accomplish a few writing-related things…

  1. Yesterday, I was finally taken off the wait-list for a “how to” course on email newsletters. My newsletters have been lacking (to say the least ’cause I’m never quite sure what to share) so not only was getting off the wait-list great timing, I’m considering my sign-up as “accomplishment #1”. I’ve only heard good things about this course so I’m really looking forward to diving into it in January 2020;
  2. I read/cleared out EVERYTHING in my email account where I receive blog posts, newsletters and writing-related articles. Is it weird to say that it felt soooo satisfying to be at Inbox Zero? Sorry, it felt good!
  3. I finished editing the next installment for my Wattpad story. All that’s left is to spellcheck and I’ll post it.

Who knew that aiming for the minimum could give such good results?

And why didn’t I think about aiming low before?

Are you doing Nanowrimo? What have you got on your to-do list?


M xoxo



13 thoughts on “doing Nanowrimo my way

    1. You’ve had so much to deal with in such a short time. I think we’re alike in the way that writing de-stresses us and brings us joy. Do what you can as you can. I’m aiming low on the writing and higher on the learning to shake things up. Good luck to you too!💜

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  1. That’s good you’re doing the NaNoWriMo your way. I felt that 50,000 is a lot of pressure for thirty days to do it. I agree with you starting small. I have stopped writing for several months, and hope to get back to it. Good luck to you on your writing endeavors. P.S. Where can I can find you on Wattpad so I can read your stories?

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    1. Thanks Girl! I’ve learned the hard way that I can only take one day at time and do what I can that suits me. Comparing myself to the progress others are making is a losing battle. I just need to concentrate on what I need. 🙂


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