NaNoWriMo, 2019 — 20 Days In

The weight of NaNoWriMo often starts to really pile up around day 20 for me. I’m 70,000 words in and probably have another 15k or so. That’s lot of writing in just 20 days, let me tell you. But I love it, you know? I really do. It’s a thrill.

But why in the world is National Novel Writing Month in November when it’s surrounded by holidays, people traveling, and busy times? Maybe it would have been better to have NaNo be in April or something like that. But no, it’s in November, and I do it every year. My friends call it Hermit Month.

But I will admit, I’m getting tired. It’s a lot to write, and I have more left to do. I just want to call it quits, but I’m too stubborn to actually do that. So I trudge on.

Question for writers: What do you do when you feel like you’ve written so much and you just can’t write anymore (for NaNoWriMo, or for any other writing project you have)?

Advice for writers: More encouragement than advice. Just push through. You can do it. Don’t give up! Whatever you’re working on. You can finish it!

There is a day-by-day journal at my personal blog, The Paradigm, if you are interested in reading a more detailed account of what I’m writing and what experiences I’m having this year.

-Andrew Ronzino

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