NaNoWriMo 2017 | The End

NaNoWriMo word challenge

That’s it. Day 30. You made it, you’re alive if not a bit bedraggled from a month of typing ALL THE WORDS. You get to set your pen down tonight and be proud.

Even if you didn’t make it.

Even if you think you wrote drivel.

Even if you changed your story a million times.

Be proud.

I didn’t make it, I got about 10k and I just had to let it fall the the wayside as other commitments, like my blog, took priority. I’m okay with that, and you should be too.

I just want to take this time to say

Thank you


Thank you for your support this month. I’ve been overwhelmed with the love and comments I’ve gotten for this series. It was a real challenge for me to do this every day, I only decided to do it the day before NaNo so I had no plan going in. Some days I really struggled for content and I appreciate you sticking with me.

Last time I tried to do a daily post for NaNo I failed spectacularly and missed days and just, oh gosh it was awful. So I’m proud of myself for doing it this year.

I’ll be doing Blogmas throughout December which is going to be completely different to this month, much more content and fun things so I do hope you check it out!

We have a few more hours of writing to go, so I won’t take up any more of your time. But for me, this is it.




Word of the Day : November 30, 2017


adjective SKUR-uh-lus

1 a : using or given to coarse language

b : vulgar and evil

2 : containing obscenities, abuse, or slander

Did You Know?

Scurrilous (and its much rarer relation scurrile, which has the same meaning) comes from Middle French scurrile. The Middle French word, in turn, comes from the Latin scurrilis, from scurra, which means “buffoon” or “jester.” Fittingly, 18th-century lexicographer Samuel Johnson defined scurrilous as “using such language as only the licence [sic] of a buffoon could warrant.” Qualities traditionally associated with buffoonery—vulgarity, irreverence, and indecorousness—are qualities often invoked by the word scurrilous. Unlike the words of a jester, however, “scurrilous” language of the present day more often intends to seriously harm or slander than to produce a few laughs.

The actor publically apologized to his young fans for his scurrilous tweets.

“Because he was friendlier with her highness than protocol allowed …, he created a strong impression …, which boosted his status from her royal servant to close friend, which triggered much scurrilous backstage gossip among the sovereign’s fawning aides and officials….” — Colin Covert, The Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 29 Sept. 2017




You can do this, let me know how it’s going!

9 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2017 | The End

  1. Congrats, Jenn. It might seem a little strange to say that since you didn’t win, but the fact that you accepted that you didn’t win, is just as important. Writing is hard, time consuming, and frustrating. It has ups and downs and sometimes we do have to put it to the side because life becomes more important. I think it’s amazing that you tried because starting is honestly the hardest part of writing. 🙂

    And just because November is over doesn’t mean you have to stop writing. You can write whenever you have time. NaNo is just a tool to get started. 🙂

    1. Thank you 😁
      I totally agree. Last year I wrote in my journal, Nano isn’t just for November, because I’m always a writer, whether I’m writing a novel at the time or not.

      1. There ya go! And I mean, there is Camp NaNo in April and July if you really like participating in it. And 50K is never a full novel if you’re writing YA or adult. So, NaNo really is just a starting point.

        Journaling is very cool. I do that when I’m stressed or inside my head too much. It helps getting things out on paper. 🙂

          1. That’s so cool! I tried Camp NaNo this past April, but I didn’t plot enough before I started and hit a MAJOR plot hole like.. 3 chapters in. I have to go back and re-work a bit if I want to actually work on that book again, but I’m super scatter-brained. So, already on to the next story. Hahaha! 😀

            1. Haha I know those feels. I need to figure out how to get over plot holes as currently it’s my main sticking point!

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