NaNo No Alco

A short update on my NaNoWriMo experience.

I am excited to say I have just hit 42,000 out of the target for 50,000 words of my writing for the month of November. I have 4 days left to reach the 50,000 word goal.

It’s a great challenge and I’m always up for doing crazy things, personal goals, etc. so this was just up my street. I did a little bit of thinking (not too much because I only had 3 hours before the challenge began) about how best I would achieve the goal. The plan was 30 days of more or less dedicated writing in order to create a first draft of a story I have had in my head for years, but just never got round to writing.

My first thought, in terms of preparation, was to get in a few bottles of wine to help me get through the long nights I was envisaging in front of the computer screen.


This is how I envisaged my writing challenge

And then an awful thought struck me. Was this really going to be the most efficient way to do this challenge properly? Would I really be able to keep focused and write beautifully with this little ‘friend’ beside me? Would I be doing justice to my writing, writing the best way I possibly could?

I suppose we all know the real answer to that.

So reluctantly I added on an even more challenging challenge to my challenge (!) and decided to cut alcohol out for the month of November.



This is what’s  really happening!

I found it difficult for the first two weeks, but now I’m so glad I made that decision.  I have only 6,000 words left to write in order to ‘win’ the  NaNoWriMo. Soon I will have a first draft of a story that I have wanted to write for some time, but was far too lazy to do it.

I admit there has been a significant overload of chocolate as you can see from the photo of my work station, but then I’m no saint!

I have  proven to myself that I don’t depend on that little glass of red wine to get me through.

I’m better than that.




3 thoughts on “NaNo No Alco

    • Oh, littlebook, sorry you couldn’t do the challenge yet, but it’s something very interesting for you to look forward to in the future!
      I’m a late-comer to the writing game so I have to get to it now! Thanks for offer of reading it, but there’s a long way to go yet. 😁
      Regards. Marie


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