The frantic writing sessions.
The constant accountability.
Another NaNoWriMo has come and gone, leaving me strangely bereft.
I miss it.
I’m a freak of nature, according to the Internet–an extroverted writer. Sure, I need time away from people, but I also get energy from my interactions with people.
I’m a social creature. And writing full time has got to be one of the loneliest jobs on the planet.
This is why I absolutely love NaNoWriMo. I’m in a writing group and I have writing friends, but this was different. It was going into the trenches everyday with a like-minded group of people.
I still have plenty of work to do. The novel I started last month has about 30,000 words left to go.
I can set my own goals, form my own cheering section.
But it won’t be the same.
Isn’t it odd that achieving goals rarely feels like you thought it would? I experience the same sadness after finishing a novel. I miss the characters and the world I created…I miss the process.
I’m starting to think I actually enjoy the journey much more than the destination.
How about you, fellow writers? Did you participate in NaNoWriMo this year? How did it go? Are you relieved that it’s over, or a little sad, like me?
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