Thursday 1 December 2022

Nanowrimo 2022 - How Did It Go?

 Nanowrimo 2022

It's the 1st December, which means Nanowrimo 2022 is over.
How did you get on?

Nanowrimo 2022

I have to admit, I wasn't sure I'd get anywhere near the 50,000 words mark during this year's Nano. I've 'won' Nano twice before (when I wrote huge chunks of The 12 Christmases of You & Me and The Christmas Cupid) but last year was pretty hectic and I only managed 20-25k. Nanowrimo2021 left me feeling frazzled and it really knocked my confidence as a writer as I struggled to juggle everything that was going on in my life.

But this year's Nano started really well and I was clocking up lots of words. Was it possible I could get down more words than last year?

Nanowrimo 2022

By the second week, I'd managed to write pretty much the same amount that I got down during 2021's Nanowrimo, and by Week 3, I was really starting to believe that I could hit the 50k target. I was juggling everything that I had the year before but I was managing to keep everything up in the air so much better.

By yesterday, the final day of Nano, I had just less than 1,000 words to make the 50,000 words target, which I managed to hit in the morning.

I was so pleased to reach the goal, and not because it meant I 'won' Nano. It has given me my confidence back. I've really loved writing this month and although I won't have as much time to dedicate to writing during December, I'm hoping to keep up some of the momentum and carry it on in the new year.

To celebrate getting our words down, my local writing group met up in the evening for a meal and a catch up and it was so lovely to relax with friends after such a hectic month. I had tapas plus a massive brownie sundae (it is nearly Christmas and I've just written 50,000 words in a month, so I deserved it).

How did you get on during this year's Nano?

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