Last month was the ever so popular National Novel Writing Month. Each participant had the chance to reach the goal of writing 50,000 words. I started participating in National Novel Writing Month around the second week of November. There was a lot of time sitting at home, turning down friends who wanted to hang out, or leaving parties early to return to my novel.
I'm not sure how I would have felt if I did not reach my goal. There was a ton of sadness I felt at the idea of not reaching my goal. I guess that sadness was the competitive side of me who did not want to tell my friends that I did not reach my 50,000 words goal; especially after turning down so many chances to hang out with them.
Last month I believe I spent the most time in years typing my story down. There is a good feeling in no longer having my story exist in my head. In other words, National Novel Writing Month was fun. I hope to participate in the event again next year.