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The words don't seem to come as easily as they did in the past. I hold back a lot more and every time I write, it's a struggle to let loose and let my words fly with reckless abandon. To date, I still have not reflected very much on the experience of biking across Canada and my attempt to take on Nanowrimo this month has been abysmal and unless I sequester myself and punch out 8,000 words a day for 6 days, it doesn't look like I'll be making the 50,000 word mark. I'll just do 100,000 words next year.

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I've never believed in participating in things like NaNoWriMo. Writing should come naturally. While I agree that sometimes we need to force ourselves to write in order to catalyze our ideas, it seems arbitrary to choose a month, both in timing and length.

It's alright. I gave up on my NaNoWriMo this year, too. (As well as the last few years I decided to participate.) I just can't write that much all at once. To me, writing needs to spaced out, thought through, contemplated.

And I agree with Jeff. Don't force your words. Let them come, and they'll be that much sweeter.


Yes, I too failed miserably...but 100,000 words? That's just impossible! ;)

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