NaNoWriMo Quest

NaNoWriMo 2015 conqueredNaNoWriMo has been conquered.

Yup, that’s right. I have written over 50’000 words in two weeks.

Is this normal? Yes.
is it one novel? No.
is it one piece? No.

So what it is? Last year, I used the word count of just one novel that I was working on for NaNoWriMo. This year, I did something different. I used all the case overviews that I normally write for my professional blog* and the creative writing posts for this personal blog for my NaNoWriMo 2015 count. That is not against the rules. The reason why I did that is because I wanted to know what I produce in an average month.

Aside from this I wanted to discuss something. I often hear people say that bloggers are not writers and that a writer isn’t really a writer unless they are published and a blog doesn’t count.

I think that we have established that self-pub books sell and that there is an audience for indie authors.

I think that a writer need not necessarily work on just magazine articles or books. I think that a writer can run a blog and can still call themselves a writer. Yes, they are bloggers too.

Sometimes bloggers think that they are not writers because they do not have a book to show for. Sometimes they feel that they are not writers because they do not have one finished story but many stories in various stages of development. That’s why I post this.

NaNoWriMo 2015 statsI am not posting my word count here to brag or to make other NaNoWriMo writers feel bad.

I post this so you see how many words a blogger pumps out in two weeks.

I post this to show you that bloggers too have the discipline to sit down every day and write.

I post this to show you that bloggers can write various stories for a variety of people and use different formats.

Between November 1 – 13, I wrote 50’978 words. If you divide 50’978 by 13 days you get a daily word average of 3920. That’s pretty good for a blogger. I think that is also pretty good for a writer.

So never correct a blogger again when they say that they are writers. And never tell us bloggers again that we are not writers because we just blog.

Now back to your NaNoWriMo works, folks.


*Not everything is posted there yet. Some posts are pending approval and some have to come out on a specific date.

10 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Quest

  1. Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment! And of course bloggers are writers. Anyone who practices the art of writing regularly is a writer in my book. Like anyone who runs regularly is a runner. So are you going for 100,000 words in November now, Alice? 🙂

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    1. Thank you. NaNo brings out some who see themselves as better than… fill in the blanks. And you are not half as serious a writer unless you have… fill in the blanks. I think that’s all crap!

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