This year was my third year in a row winning Nanowrimo, National Novel Writing Month. For these past three years I have dedicated the month of November to literary abandon. I am incredibly proud of the stories I have written each year, especially since the month of November is usually not an easy month to stop everything and just write. The first year I was in my second year of BSN school, taking 17 or 18 credits in school, living in a dorm. But I did it with plenty of time to spare! In 2012, the month started with a power outage. So I could not start my novel until a week of the month had already past. That year I also traveling 8 hours south to visit my brother in Virginia, causing precious hours to pass by with no writing. But I was able to write and finish along with working 35ish hours a week!
This year, this year I think was the hardest. Every year I think it is the hardest year, but the next year always surpasses it! This year I am working at an incredible stressful and fast pasted job, 40 or more hours a week and my weekends. I had to come home every day, drink coffee, and force myself to write! It was had, but I am happy with the results, and what I have accomplished this month!
So my stats: back to back, it is such an accomplishment to see how many words I have written!