No on NaNoWriMo

I’ve enjoyed participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) the past two years. When I first participated in 2004, I met the 30,000-word goal. Not only did I get the satisfaction of accomplishing my goal, it also enabled me to publish Offline. As a reward for achieving my goal, Lulu offered a free printed copy of a novel. I had contemplated self-publishing Offline, but the free offer enticed me to try Lulu. I’ve been happy with Lulu ever since.

I participated in NaNoWriMo again in 2005. I fell far short of the 30,000-word goal, but I was able to start on a novel that I had been thinking about writing for years.

But this year, I have to pass on NaNoWriMo. My schedule is too busy right now with home, work, the Little League board, and some other writing projects I’m doing. One is a play I’m writing for my daughter. I’m also working to finish a book on Table Topics that I had planned to finish months ago.

So, no to NaNoWriMo for this year. I hope to join in the fun and madness next year.