I Quit! I Quit! The situation?s vacant for me

I have given up on NaNoWriMo. There I?ve said it. Please be gentle.

I haven?t been fully committed to it and now that I?ve said I?m not doing anymore I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I only decided to do it on a whim the day before it started and I?ve only written 4000 words so far and we?re already a third into the timeline of the contest. I like to think that I could have completed it but I?d be lying. Maybe at the beginning I thought it was possible, but I am not a writer, and never have been.

Yes I know I can ?write?, but I just wasn?t feeling it, and would prefer to spend the next few weeks catching up on some other projects that I only half-heartedy started and need to complete.

For regular readers of this blog you?ll know I do this kinda thing every so often and have in the past considered stopping this blog because I couldn?t be bothered, but I have always returned, tail between my legs, and so it is not the end of my NaNoWriMo career but certainly I will not be finishing my novel by the set deadline. I do get bored easily and am always wanting to try and new things, but I should really have some restraint.

There is nothing to compare to that satisfying feeling of completing something, and I have quite a big list of things that need to be done, so I?ll try and get them done, and then maybe I could consider committing myself to something as big as NaNoWriMo. I wish I?d thought this out better?.

This entry was posted in Random and tagged NaNoWriMo, novel, writing. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to I Quit! I Quit! The situation?s vacant for me

  1. Aravis says:

    No worries. I won the first year I did it but found myself in your shoes last year. I just wasn?t in a position to finish and I gave up, though it really bothered me to do so. I considered not trying this year but I felt compelled. We?ll see how it pans out.

    Do what you want with your time; it?s your time and you have other things to do with it. :0)


Leave a Reply