Monday, January 25, 2010

NaNoWriMo Casualties


An inordinate number of the blogs I'm following dropped off the posting schedule two months ago.
They haven't written anything since November. Its really strange because they're all writers with interesting blogs.

That's why I follow them.

So where did they all go?

The last I read from any of them they were all excited about NaNoWriMo. They were signed up and really jazzed with plans to write a novel in a month.


I kept up with the ones who Tweeted their daily word count. Some of them started out slower than they wanted. Some shot through their word count right from the beginning. But towards the end of the month they all sounded pretty tired. Even so--most of them posted with jubilation when they met their word count goal.

Then...... nothing. They dropped out of sight... or is that out of the blogosphere? No Tweets, no facebook, no smoke signals. Silence.

Either they wrote themselves onto the grave....

Or they discovered their NaNo book was trash and decided to redo it.

Or they saw how really awful it all was, and quit.

Or they discovered what they wrote was so good they're working on rewrites.

Or maybe its taking two months to recover.


Jaime Theler said...

Or maybe it's all of them, in a rotation. :)

Running: 3 miles

Anonymous said...

I don't know. I noticed this weirdness as well, everyone mentioned they'd be on hold with blogging...but some never came back?

Will they? lol!

L.T. Elliot said...

I totally feel like that cat in the dish.

K.M. Weiland said...

The holiday season can be a bear for a lot of folks to recover from. Internet activity, period, seems to slack off from November to January. Too many people off skiing maybe!