I have won many things in my time, including a bubble blowing contest and a minnow bucket. I have lost many things in my time, like every 5K I ever have or will enter and my marbles.
Such is the life of a participant!
You always learn.
And, if you're lucky, there are snacks!
What Did I Learn?
|Do I Look Like I Care About Numbers?|
I learned how many words I average per session, without brain bleed. I also learned how far I can push myself to up the word count.
Since it is never natural for me to think in terms of numbers--this is quite valuable. Now, with the aid of a calcumachine, I can better estimate how long it will take to get this first draft out.
With these same new skeeelz I can see that, if I hadn't taken a week off from writing to open a show, I would have easily "won." Cool. I enjoy knowledge.
What Were The Snacks?
I whipped out a goodly chunk of NaNo words and the cute little wine bar near my house. Popcorn with Truffle Oil and a glass of Chardonnay, nerd power foods to be sure. Yum.
There you have it. My NaNo Nutshell. I totally plan to do it again next year. It was a great jump start and it was fun.
How was your NaNo? I wish I had attended at least one Write-In, this year. Did any of you attend such an event? Was it worth it?