Congratulations! You did it. You got through NaNoWriMo. Well done.
Please accept this small bouquet.
How do you feel now you’ve pushed through those barriers and overcome your writer’s block? Motivated? Exhilarated? Ready for another challenge?
Or perhaps you’re exhausted, relieved it’s over, needing a rest?
As I said in a previous post, my goal for the month was to write every day. This might not seem like much of a goal to some and for others might be setting the bar too high. SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. For me it was more about the number of days I wrote than the number of words.
Having said that, it was fun to map my progress….
…and graph it…
…and graph it another way (I like this one because the solid area is the work)…
Okay, procrastination alert, but it’s important to celebrate your successes, no matter how small.
Understandably, you’re ready for a change of pace, yet you don’t want to lose the conditioning you’ve worked so hard to gain over the past month. Sports people cross-train: writers can too. Try a form or genre you don’t usually work in, just for fun. Why not try some haiku, a non-fiction article or a short story? When you’re ready to go back to what you most love, you’ll go back with fresh energy and maybe even one or two new skills.
Did you achieve your goals for NaNoWriMo?