Tuesday, 23 April 2019

A to Z Blogging Challenge: T is for Time

Welcome back to my A to Z Blogging Challenge posts. This time next week, the challenge will be over and I'll be moving on to writing about writing in a different way. And I'll also be tackling my end of year project for my course. And attempting my tax return. And working on my business... the list goes on! Today on my A to Z of Nanowrimo I'm going to write about how T is for Time. There are a few ways I could approach this topic, so I'll write a little about each one.

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Firstly, there's the fact that Nanowrimo is all about time and time restraints. You only have thirty days to write a novel of 50,000 words. Those thirty days are constantly talked about and the clock is ticking from the second the clock hits midnight on Halloween until it hits midnight on St. Andrew's Day. It's all about those thirty days.

Then there's the fact that you have a little graph on your Nanowrimo page that shows how you should be doing, based on averages and how you're doing in comparison. You've got these targets to reach and you are always being shown where your word count total should be and where it actually is. Time is on your mind. Am I keeping up with the time frame suggested? Am I ahead of time? Can I afford to take a day or two off?

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There is also the passing of time. Don't you find that when you have a certain amount of time to do something, and you want more time, you end up in that mindset where time is passing quickly? That's definitely what happens to me and it's something I wrote about in my N for November post. I like the way that time passes quicker in November when I'm tackling Nanowrimo. It's not a month that I enjoy and it certainly keeps my brain occupied.

If you were to write about time in relation to Nanowrimo, what would you say in your post? 

Tomorrow I'm going to write about U for Underwear, which isn't something that you would normally associate with Nanowrimo. You can tell that I've gone way off track here now. Over on Rock Paper Spirit I'm writing about T for Torquay, one of my favourite places in the world. Yes, it's another travel post. I wonder if I should actually have made it my travel wish list instead of my general wish list since most of the posts I've written have been travel-themed.

1 comment:

  1. My post would be something like: T is for - It's about time you did NaNoWriMo and write that novel.

    Great post and A to Z theme. If you're doing CampNano this month too, I feel your pain :) - Dragons & Spaceships

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