NaNoWriMo 2010 is officially over.
This was my first year doing NaNoWriMo. I had high hopes of reaching the 50K word count by the end of the month. How hard could it be to write 1,667 words a day, for a month? I like to write, so it would mean allowing myself more time to do something I enjoy doing.
November was a very hectic month for me. I was sick several days. I had family commitments. I had church commitments. I missed a couple days of writing. Once I got behind on the word count, it was all downhill for me.
Now I realize that lots of people, who were busier than me, reached their NaNoWriMo goals. I think that is AWESOME! I say CONGRATS to them! I'm just sharing my experience with NaNoWriMo.
So what was my final word count? For NaNoWriMo 2010, my total word count was 37, 853. I was 12,147 words short of my 50K goal.
Will I do NaNoWriMo 2011? At this point I don't know. Was I glad I gave it a try? YES! Would I recommend others give it a try? Yes. If you don't try, you'll never know if you can do it or not. Do I feel like a winner? YES! YES! YES! Although I didn't reach my goal, I attempted the challenge.
So, how did you do? Did you reach your goal? Please share your results.