This is what happens when you land on the first day of NaNoWriMo and you’re still not done the read-through of the novel revision that was due on the 31st AND IT’S YOUR DAY TO BLOG.


You’re all participating in National Novel Writing Month, right? Me too. My handle is Princess Alethea.

You will see from my stats that I have participated in NaNo a bunch of years, and I have yet to ever complete it. That’s right, folks, I have failed EVERY SINGLE TIME.

But that doesn’t stop me from trying.  As I learned from Sherrilyn Kenyon & Buzz Lightyear: Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

Based on the fact that I only had a few months to piece together a novel this summer (and then completely revise & partially rewrite it), I believe this year is my best chance of hitting 50K by November 30th.

But I’m not holding my breath.

For instance, I will probably get no new writing done until this weekend because I AM STILL POLISHING THIS REVISION. (And let me assure you, I am chomping at the bit to work on a new project right now. Anything else. PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.)

Want to feel more productive than a NYT Bestselling author? Friend me on NaNo. You’ll instantly feel better about yourself, I promise.

So, do you NaNo?

10 thoughts on “This.

  1. Hey Princess! I’m on NaNo as jkeelythrall. I’ve only attempted a couple of times, but we share the whole nothing ventured, nothing gained spirit! Good luck on a quick end to the revisions and a weekend of makeup writing this weekend!

  2. I didn’t sign up – I’m following it “in spirit” hoping to use the inspiration to get a lot of work done on Highlands book 3. So I’m with you, if informally.

  3. Princess Alethea,
    I’m hearing a bit of stress in your post. Or is that just me? 🙂
    I have finished NaNo before, but I don’t have a book published. So who’s the real winner, huh?
    I’ve already “buddied” you.
    Good luck, Princess. May the NaNo force be with you.

  4. Princess, you are a NYT Bestselling author!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just felt the need to say that with a smile like the total fan girl I am. 🙂 Oh yes, and GO NaNo!

  5. Ha-ha – this made me laugh, Princess A! I have signed up for NaNo quite a few times myself and have never completed it. Why? Because November is a stupid month to do it. Besides T-giving, it’s usually a killer month for me at day job. This year should be a bit better but I’m still revising my WIP so probably won’t get to NaNo. But I will try. I have a new, fun idea that I’d love to start writing. We shall see… 😉

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