I signed up for NaNoWriMo this November, where writers across the world strive for a goal of writing 50,000 words in one month. I signed up so that I could proudly say I'd written a novel, and it has been a whirlwind.

Excitement to just write

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Oh my gosh, look at all the words I wrote today! This is going to be a piece of cake.

Falling in love with your characters

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These characters are so perfect!

Being social

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"Hey, person walking by, did I tell you what my novel's about?"

Nervousness

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Will I have enough words?

Full-on panic

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I literally have no plot and I'm 4,000 words in already.

Snacking

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Maybe I just need some energy for a good idea to strike...

...We go back to being social...

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"Hey, excuse me random stranger, what would you do in this highly specific situation?"

Confusion

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Y'all, I got 50 pages of words and I can't find the spot I need to work on.

...And, back to being social (why are there so many people?)

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"No, really, I don't think you're going to want to read this. It's pretty bad."

Exhaustion

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December 1st, involved taking a long nap.