Tossing in the Towel – NaNoWriMo 2014

Illness struck my house last week. It started while my son was having a sleepover, the poor kid suddenly had a fever and I had to separate the boys during the sleeping portion of said sleepover to keep our guest from catching it. (Didn’t work, our guest has been sick the last couple days too.)

Being the mother that I am I spent all night watching my son’s fever spike and level and spike and level until finally Sunday morning we were able to run out and get some more Tylenol. By Sunday evening I was sick as well. And for several days Hazen and I stayed home, nursing our illnesses with frequent naps and intermittent bouts playing Star Wars.

And soup.

Lots of potato soup.

My NaNo project was left aside.

While I could possibly rush through the next two weeks to get to 50,000 words before the end of November I know that they would be 50,000 really horrible words. Rough drafts are notoriously bad, but the abomination that would sprout from such a rush would require the entire work be thrown away and restarted in December.

Which would be a complete waste of my time.


I am formally throwing in the towel for NaNoWriMo 2014.

I wish everyone the best of luck who is continuing to plug away at their NaNo novels. You’re all awesome. You can do this. Keep moving forward!

3 thoughts on “Tossing in the Towel – NaNoWriMo 2014

  1. I hope you feel better soon. I haven’t even opened the Scrivener file for my original plan and I got 200 words into another plan and yea, haven’t opened that one either. So I feel you 🙂

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