NaNoWriMo 2010: writing struggle

November 14, 2010 | 3:23 pm | Journal: NaNoWriMo, on writing, updates |    1 comment

November 14th means two weeks of literary abandonment for NaNoWriMo writers. Unfortunately, that was not my case: I only began drafting my novel three days ago, and I’m struggling to reach 4,000 words within tomorrow. There is so much stuff to do every day, from websites to university, blogging to studying, art commissions and housework. Novel writing only gets a small amount of daily time, which means slow progress. Someone may suggest to quit the Nano for 2010, and try again next year; ‘alas’, I’m not one of those people. I’m going to navigate the struggle sea until I reach a tiny land, and I don’t care whether that land takes me to win my 50,000 words or not. I tried, at least I could say I tried, and I shall have most of my novel draft ready to continue my work. In fact, the novel I’m writing is going to try the publishers’ road some day. Having a piece half-done is always better than having none.

Author: Luana Spinetti

I’m a freelance writer and a cartoonist based in Italy.


One response to “NaNoWriMo 2010: writing struggle”

  1. Megs says:

    Good luck with NaNo – my progress is slow as well, also due to school and work but I’m perservering. It’s always worth it when you get to the end. For me, it’s not so much about the end product but about the effort.

    A recommendation though… if you do decide to attempt to get your NaNo published – do NOT tell publishers/agents or anyone that it’s NaNo… it’s one of those factors that turn them straight off.

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