NaNoWriMo 2017: Day 30

It’s over. NaNoWriMo has come to a close yet again. Some of us have novels now. Some. like me, gave up super early. Either way I’m sure we all learnt something in the process.


I stepped back, reassessed my goals and had some other wins as well. Which brings me to yesterday, and how I spent my final day of November.

November 30

  • Walked the dog
  • Planned writing goals for 2018 (I used the article as a guide, but changed things as I saw fit)
  • Researched publishers
  • Rewrote some product descriptions on Etsy
  • Freelance work
  • 4.5 hours retail work – Day Job 2

This month really opened my eyes to a lot of things about how I write and what I want to achieve.

What I’ve learned

  • Take time out to think and day dream
  • If a story’s not ready don’t write it
  • Writing is hard work, you can’t just chase the high

New goals

  • Put together and start submitting a short story collection
  • Enter more writing competitions (external motivation and deadlines is helpful and you may just win!)
  • Go on a writers retreat!

And that’s it for me in November. I’ll be posting occasionally in December so stay tuned and good luck with all your writing goals and your NaNo-novels!

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