I finished my Nanowrimo novel on Saturday. I had meant to write this then but got distracted when I got home.
I honestly can’t believe I wrote a 50,000 word anything. I really didn’t think it was possible for me. Writing in truth is one of my weaker skills and I think part of it has to do with the fact that I have to be stationary to do it and can’t move around. But it did show me that I can write and while the many red lines underneath errors show it needs editing I think it is a sign that I can write.
What makes this so important is that I still need to finish papers for school but I felt like I was in a rut and couldn’t get out. I still have that fear in me but writing has helped that. There is still one more week of Nano and I’ll be going to two write-ins and since my word count is don’t I’ll be working on my thesis papers again. I have the motivation and drive now and I think I can put together a better paper. I just have to not worry about the finished product or what my committee will say.
I just need to write.
I honestly think that everyone no matter profession, age, or skill should try out Nanowrimo and just test themselves. You never know what may have been hiding in your head.