Now I understand Americans. Just jokes. But I started this post about 20 minutes ago, just before another Word War started in the #YYCNaNo chat room and I was sucked back in, even though I’d decided to stop after my quick 1,1,00+ words in a 15-min war earlier. It was Feytouched this time, and she’s kind of a big deal, having started the whole #fntwp hashtag, so I flipped Grandview back on and kept my scene going.
I’m really happy with my combined 35 min. effort tonight, having added another 2,042 words on my total, but now I’m worried. What if I can’t NaNo without the pressure of a Word War egging me on? My next bit of NaNology will be to study veteran NaNoists and determine whether, and if so how much, writing occurs outside of these environments for winners.