It’s December, let’s stretch out our fingers and take a walk- NaNoWriMo is over. It was fun to see my comrades posting their NaNo Winner pictures. I’m proud of the work accomplished this month, and that I got to be a part of a creative venture bigger than myself.
I did not get my Winner picture. I missed my goal by a whopping 20,000 words.
About halfway through I began to struggle. You can see it in my stats.
"The world needs your novel"
That's NaNoWriMo's motto. Whether you've never written more than a letter, or you're John Green and writing rip-your-heart-out novels is old hat, the NaNo Team's motto is that your novel is important. And they back it up, too. Just to rehash their October 2016 press release 384,126 people frantically cradled new ideas while dashing through a 50,000-word count marathon over the course of November, hoping their guts out that their idea wouldn't fall flat half way through. Behind the scenes, the wonderful team organizes write-ins, meet-ups, a night of Dangerous Writing, and pep talks from published authors just so aspiring writers will have the help and encouragement they need.