I was prepared to call NaNoWriMo 2016 a bust,

fullsizerender-2because the little blue word count bar on my author page is still little.  Because I haven’t even hit the halfway point.  Because things are wrapping up here for Fall semester — we’re creeping up on finals — and I’ve been spending a lot of time wrapping up loose ends.

Then I remembered the t-shirt.

Well, began my brain, there’s a participants shirt, too.  

But buying that participants t-shirt is too much like accepting a participants trophy for something I didn’t actually win.  It would be something unearned.

You’re gonna exhaust yourself, mutters my brain.

My inactivity of the last week (blog-wise) is probably going to continue through finals.  Many apologies; I’ll see you on the flip side.

Stay cool, friends.



    1. I had a college professor that did something like this, on a much smaller scale. He would set a timer and require us to write whatever popped into our minds without worrying about grammar. Sometimes the blank page (or computer screen nowadays) can be almost paralyzing. By forcing yourself to write, even if it’s not that great, you have something to work with. Believe it or not, there have been several people who wrote 50,000 so-so words that, with quality editing work, were turned into novels that actually got published! 🙂


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