Up until three days ago, I hadn’t been planning to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. Some of you know that I got back on the writing track about three weeks ago, and my progress has been really good. To participate in NaNoWriMo officially, you must start with a totally new work, and I just wasn’t ready to step away from my current WIP to start on a new one.

However, someone asked me the other day, “are you doing NaNoWriMo this year?” And before I dashed off an answer, it occurred to me to look up my stats for my current book.

I had written 30,000 words over 17 days, and when I did the math, it turned out I’ve been writing at a NaNo pace anyway.

Well, how could I turn my back on that?

There is a way to participate in NaNoWriMo without following the rules to the letter – you can sign up and declare yourself a Rebel. To qualify as a Rebel, you must break a rule. Which I am, by continuing with my current WIP instead of starting a new one.

So here I am! I’m thrilled to be doing NaNoWriMo this year (especially after last year’s disastrous showing – somehow, NaNoWriMo and major move into the city simply didn’t mesh well).

What about you? Are you participating this year?

6 thoughts on “Rebel!

  1. Vasilly

    I didn’t know that you can declare yourself a rebel! If I had, I would have signed up. Instead I’m doing NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). Happy writing!


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