NaNoWriMo 2018 Goals

It has been three years since I last participated in NaNoWriMo. I focused so much on my writing that the entire month was a blur. And I couldn’t remember anything about it that wasn’t writing related. It scared me. So that summer I thought maybe I could participate in Camp NaNo and it wouldn’t be quite as intense. Well I had fun and wrote about 10K words. And that was pretty much the last serious writing I have done, excepting my journal and this blog. Although the blog has suffered greatly by my neglect. I do apologize for that. Life and myself got in the way.

What does a non-writing writer know about writing?

That question haunted me and it still rears it’s nasty lil head up every so often. However the answer to that is this, putting words on the page. No it may not be the world’s greatest piece of writing. But it has brought me back to the page and to the words. So I have decided to give NaNoWriMo another chance. Except this time it will be on my terms. Since I got so wrapped up in my writing I am cutting down my word count to 750 words per day. And I am going to start writing now, however it will not count towards the final word count. If I can get started on and maintain the 750 words then some days the words may fly fast and furious and some days maybe not. But I will be writing and that my friends is what counts most.


  • Start writing now, thru November 30th
  • Daily word count 750 vs 1667 
  • Rebuild my writing skill and confidence
  • Have fun and enjoy writing again
  • Keep blogging 

So these are my goals and I think I can keep up with them. Fingers crossed. So what goals are you setting for your NaNo writing prep season. Are you thinking about participating in NaNoWriMo? There are great resources available at

Cheers, james

5 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2018 Goals

  1. It’s important to use NaNoWriMo to meet your needs, but not everyone realizes they can change the rules. I am thinking about November, but not really prepping for it, because I tend to choke if I do too much work in advance. I usually make the official decision about what I’m going to write on Oct 31st, then let it rip. I’ve tried to plan a story and had to drop it and do something else, because I was too bored by it to write it by the time November arrived. Good luck with your plans!

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