January 2010 Wordcount Goal: 73,000

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Nanowrimo 2009 The End: Admitting defeat so the phoenix can rise again

This year proved to be a giant bust for me when it came to Nanowrimo. It began full of promise with me loaded to the gills with enthusiasm, orchestrated plans, and a network of fellow wrimos to urge me on. I even had a side bet with a friend. The truth is I stumbled right out of the starting gate. Within 24 hours some kind of nasty virus invaded my body and took me down for two weeks. I don't think I ever recovered from that physical blow despite the best of intentions. So Nanowrimo 2009 became a huge disappointment. But I'm not down forever. There's always next year's competition and all the days in between. I still love all the energy and excitement Nanowrimo brings and may even look for one of the other monthly competitions to fire things up a bit. Perhaps I'll expand the coverage in this blog should I stumble across one....


Leigh Russell said...

What a pity, but you do need energy to write. You may look as though you're just sitting at a desk tapping at the keyboard, but the concentration writing requires is really tiring. You have to keep so many ideas and threads in your head, making sure characters behave 'in character', checking that the plot works out, and all the time selecting and rejecting the words you need. When I think about it, it's amazing we manage it at all - yet here I am, a successful published author working on the third book in my crime fiction series.
I hope your writing goes well in 2010 and the ideas you had bubbling away in your head this year find their way onto the page. Good luck with it!

vikk simmons said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such thoughtful comments. As you'll read my thoughts are spilling into a new challenge for 2010. Hope the new year is wonderful for you and yours.