As the title suggests, I failed this years NaNoWriMo, and as the photo implies, it was an active choice.
In 2017 I failed NaNoWriMo because I started a new job at the beginning of the month. This year, 2019, I'm failing NaNoWriMo, in part, because I'm starting yet another new job.
Yup, this year in this month, I had a four day music conference in another state, the usual anticipated holiday season, but then I also accepted a new position as a paralegal for the State of Wisconsin, Department of Safety and Professional Services in the Division of Legal Services and Compliance.
I put a lot on my plate.
I also let my NaNoWriMo die because the plot just was not working out in my favor, and it got to a point where I was spending 100% of my non-working waking hours on this NaNoWriMo that I was no longer excited with. Like, I've run this marathon before, and I know the typical anxieties of 'wow this is crap' but this was different. I got over that hurdle and every day was just digging into a deeper and deeper hole.
So, am I going to do anything with what I've written? I don't know really. I'm definitely going to let it sit for quite some time before I return. I may toss it completely, more likely I'll harvest it for its organs. For now it will stay in a folder.
Did I get anything out of this year? A few things, how to plan, how to plot, and most importantly $1.87 in ad revenue.
I'm going to go buy myself a soda with that.
Thank you to anyone and everyone who supported me on this failed journey. Til next year...