The End of an Era

Hello my Wonderful Readers,

As most of you know, I take part in Camp NaNoWriMo in April and July and that NaNoWriMo takes up most of my November. On and off throughout this year, I have thought about letting go of NaNo and I have finally made up my mind. In fact, I am not even counting the words that I write anymore and I haven’t updated my word count for NaNoWriMo. I don’t plan on finishing this year. Well, I will finish my novel, but it won’t happen in November. I am not giving up on my writing, I promise.

The story that I am writing now, I actually am loving the writing process. Like, really loving it. I am proud of the story that I am writing, especially now that I have stopped tying it my word count. I don’t have to rush to write the words, I am letting them tumble out of my head at their own pace instead of trying to get as many words on paper/screen as possible. The writing process with this story is good and it has been a good start to getting my writing going in a good direction.

During the different NaNoWriMos, I have written novels that sit in boxes and I have never done anything with them other than edit and shove them back in the box. This story is different. I believe my writing with this story is better than anything I have ever written before and I am going to do my best to get it published.

I still plan on going to writing group and spending time with my writing family. I wouldn’t give any of them up for anything. It is great to have friends that write because they understand the mental flip flops your brain makes during the writing process.

I have to give a HUGE shout out to Kieran Wade for introducing me to NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy (defunct now).

I have written this post in my head a million times today trying to figure out what to say and if I was actually going to do stop doing NaNo. I even bought the 2016 winner shirt and I thought about giving it away, but I talked to Nick and a couple of my friends and was told I deserve the winner shirt, because of all the years I have participated and it will become a treasured item from my last NaNo. Hell, when I get this book published and I slap my picture on the back, I will be wearing this winner shirt.

Well, that’s all for now.

Peace, Love & Happiness,

Peggy

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