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Something I posted on the NaNo Boards 5 years 1 month ago #1650

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I wholeheartedly agree, Zette!

Sometimes, though, one has to look to their MLs or their local write in leaders to see what the focus of their region is. For some, the push is created not from the individual, but from the region. I speak from experience here.

The Maryland Region has consistently fared well with the word count. We had, at one time, someone who would record their books during their two hour commute to and from work. He nearly always ended Nano well over the million word mark. When he moved to Texas, the push came to replace his words. That was difficult at best. But we had an ML who pushed for the words. She didn't notice other things. Just words.

Me, I've done NaNo five times. Won each time. I'm not doing it this year because I saw what NaNo did to my health and my spirit each year. I became a driven writer, yes, but I also frequently had a virus in December, or else my SADD would kick me hard into the south side of depression which was difficult to dig out of, sometimes not until March or April when the weather changed again.

My last NaNo, 2009, had a file that just OPENING it was difficult and dragged me down. After letting it sit for almost three years, I finally opened it to shred the prose and find what I could use about a month ago.

So definitely think of your health, make sure you follow your own goal, and HAVE FUN!
(I'll cheer every NaNo'er here! I know what you're fighting for! :cheer: )
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