Last year this time, I was starting NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) as thousands of others are this year. I made it clear last year that I didn’t think I’d ever do it again. Not that it wasn’t a great thing to challenge myself and to force all my writing muscles to work hard but it just didn’t seem the best use of my time. This may change if I ever get around to editing the book I wrote then and it goes anywhere but for this year, I am content to not paricipate in NaNoWriMo. But, I have decided to start my own writing goal this year and it’s TiNoWriMo–Tina’s November Write More. I gave myself a goal of writing every day in November and writing a lot more than I have been of late (which, quite frankly, wouldn’t take much). I was going to give myself the goal of writing 50,000 words this month in my various works in progress but decided against it. A word count goal means typing which takes away time from writing or means I have to type while I write which stifles me. I could count all the words I write in longhand but that seems a giant waste of time. This writing every day thing works for me as I would usually write a couple of thousand words at a setting anyway so it should work out. Finding extra time to write is my goal and also getting those writing muscles built up again. So if you’re doing NaNoWriMo, good luck and don’t give up. You can do it! And if you just would like to write more, feel free to join up for TiNoWriMo. Or make your own NoWriMo. It’s about what works best for you so get at it!

3 thoughts on “TiNoWriMo

  1. Good luck, Jacqueline. I think it’s the trying that is the important part and learning to make your writing a priority. But there is a certain sense of accomplishment when you’re done. Mostly that you reached a goal that you worked hard to get to. So whatever that goal is, all the best!

  2. Funny, because I wondered about doing Nanowrimo this year and finally decided that I will but I’m not worrying about whether I’m writing a novel or not, just that I’m writing. I have decided, however, to shoot for the word count goal anyway. This is my third or fourth try and I’ve never reached it yet. I usually fizzle out before the middle of the month. I’m hoping things will be different this year.

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