Lessons from NaNoWriMo

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I’m in my third year of NaNoWriMo, nearing the end. I’ve never won, completing 50,000 words on the same novel in a month. And I don’t expect to.

I’m not that kind of writer. I know my pace. I’ve sat down to write other articles, shorter articles that require less outlining and less structure. 1,500 words will take me two or three days. I need to stop and think, perhaps pause and walk around, switch to some other project…

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Rebecca Sealfon

Rebecca Sealfon

Former software engineer at Google, U.S. National Spelling Bee champion, and synesthete, based in New York, NY. Loves books, liberal Judaism, and nature.