Did you start writing your novel on November 1st as part of NaNoWriMo? Did you also give up 4 days later? Me too.
If you’re not familiar, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, which happens to fall in November. When most people are really busy. So I don’t really know why they picked that month, but I REALLY thought that I would be able to commit to writing 1,500 words per day towards my amazing novel about life growing up in Cajun country.
This month I also signed up for a one month course to learn Ruby on Rails, started reading books about SEO to expand my knowledge, visited family back home, joined the board of the LGBT Center of New Orleans, etc.
While I completely failed on NaNoWriMo and the Rails class, I’ve learned a lot about SEO, done quite a bit of business development, reconnected with old friends and family and am very excited about the opportunity to work with the LGBT Center.
So I keep going back to the old phrase “you can do ANYTHING, you just can’t do EVERYTHING.” This has always been a hard thing for me to accept but I’m working on it.