- Day: 23-30
- Days Left: 0
- New Words: 3585
- Total Words: 30041
- Food: Rice and Beans
- Fluids: Iced Green Tea
- Exercise: Walking
- Obsessing: Elinks and Zim
I realized a few days ago that given everything going on right now, I wasn’t going to make it to 50,000 words this year. That decided, I set a secondary goal of 30,000 words, which I passed this evening. With that, I am officially closing my participation in NaNoWriMo 2010.
It’s bittersweet — a relief being done, but a disappointment not to complete the challenge. Still, considering life at the moment, I’m pleased I got as far as I did.
And as I pointed out to myself while trying to decide on whether to participate this year, worst case I will have some number of words and planning done on a new novel, which is what happened. In retrospect, that last-minute decision to join and lack of pre-planning on the novel are what really did me in — if circumstances had been otherwise perfect, I might have been able to do it — alas, it was not to be.
Now I can return to the short story I put on hold to work on this project. Not to mention reading. :)