My 2012 NaNo Takeaways…

So my third NaNo writing experience has come to an end.

I didn’t win it this year – didn’t finish, again.

So I am not left with that victory and that can be pretty discouraging.

I even tried to set myself up to win over this past year by trying to condition myself to write 2,000 words a day so that by the time November came around again, I’d be set to do the 1,667 words per day goal automatically.

I still haven’t mastered that goal.  Yet.

However, I am left with another kind of victory.

What NaNo leaves me with is strong momentum.

Having to push myself every day to put down words helps me get into the project.  It causes me to form a love for the story project.  By the end of the 30 days, a deep love exists.

A strong momentum and a deep love.

Both will cause me to continue putting down words on this story project in the following months to come.

It happened with last year’s NaNo story project.  I am well beyond 50,000 words on that one – to this date so I’m sure it will happen again.

So as much as I would have liked to finish at 50,000 strong this time around for NaNo,  I’ll just try again next year.

In the meantime, I go into next month with a zealous momentum and desire to complete the story project I just started.

And that’s a good thing, I believe.

I’m also ready to jump back into those revisions and focus on completing my ROW 80 goals.  Looking forward to that.