Today is the first day of December! I always set aside November for NonFiction Reading and I was doing so well….until I wasn’t. I missed posting for both the 4th and 5th week of the NonFiction November but I plan to go back (hopefully later today) and look through all of the other participants posts. That way, my NonFiction shelves will be stuffed for the coming year!
The real question of what happened is that I decided to try NaNoWriMo this month. I’ve had a story in my head for years and years and with a break in a number of obligations I thought I would give it a try. At first, the more I wrote the more I blogged. Then I hit a wall and I had to put all of my energy into one or the other. I’m proud to say that I did finish NaNoWriMo even at the cost of my NonFiction November participation.
You guys, if you have ever though of participating….do it! It was a forced march through writing and my book is basically garbage. It was like the first time I made bread. I could see that the dough wasn’t going to rise but I had hope that it would at least be presentable in the end. It is decidedly not presentable. But, what a thrill to have tried it! And, I am excited to start again knowing now where the weak spots in my story are hiding.
Also, for all my super nerdy friends out there – if you finish, they give you are certificate you can print out. And a banner thing. Here it is. Total validation!
Tell me, please!
How did your November reading / writing go for you?