Eff YOU, NaNoWriMo! Eff you…

Well, let’s just say unless I write a billion words tomorrow, I will FAIL to meet the NaNoWriMo challenge.  I’m not gonna lie, after signing up for it I thought it was a lame sham.  What?  You want me to write a novel in a month and donate money to you?  Are you mad?  

I wrote a few thousand words and that was about it.  So it may not have motivated me to write my first big novel, but what signing up for the challenge did do:

  • Motivated me to release my first book on amazon
  • Got me in the habit of writing something other than random blog rants

So I guess I can thank NaNoWriMo for encouraging me to do something (even if I didn’t fulfill the original intent).  But I followed my heart, randomly contacted an author I didn’t know but was a connection on LinkedIn and now I have a new writing buddy/mentor/friend.

I’m a bit of a self improvement/personal development junkie.  There’s a lot to be said for following your heart and intuition.  Every time I do, it seems to lead me down a fulfilling path.  When I don’t, that’s when shit seems to fall apart.

So today I am thankful for being true to myself and failing miserably at NaNoWriMo.