NaNoWriMo 2012 – A Promise and a Confession

Topics: Writing

I suppose it’s not good to blog about cheating but I’m going to. I just signed up for NaNoWriMo (National Write a Book in a Month) for a novel I’ve already started. I’m using NaNo to get me through the last two thirds of the book. I know. I’m supposed to start from scratch. I even considered starting the blasted thing over just to get myself going. But I think I won’t. I think I’ll use the momentum that NaNo is so good at giving me to get the work I’ve started done. I hope the NaNo gods and goddesses will forgive me. \

And I promise not to ever lie to anyone and say I finished the draft in a month. I promise not to apply for the certificate or the web badge. I’m even so grateful for the promise of pep talks and support that I’ll donate this year.

So there it is. I’m cheating. I don’t honestly feel bad about it. I, do, however, feel grateful for this crazy idea that the founder Chris Baty had to get writers together and write like our hands are on fire. So I hope he won’t kick me out.


About the author: Karrie Zylstra Myton is a blogger, essayist, and aspiring author who writes for the wild joy it brings on the best days and the hard lessons she learns about life on the worst. After crafting stories in the ridiculously early morning hours, she chases her two sons, cuddles with cats, and laughs with her husband about how crazy life can get in middle age.

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