Attempting to Blog during NaNoWriMo


When I realised that Wednesday November 4th was IWSG day and it fell during NaNoWriMo I panicked. How was I going to fit the post in? The easiest solution seemed to be not write anything. Who would miss me for one month? I’ve already began to comment on fewer websites, to manage my time more efficiently. But then I’m following more sites than I did last year. So missing an IWSG post wouldn’t get me blackballed. Would it?

The problem was not just November 4th. I’ve also committed to writing something on here every week, Foolish or challenging? Well, during NaNoWriMo it will be a challenge.

Insecurity: how do I blog during November and do NaNoWriMo? I’m not a multi-tasker like many writers – I’m only a man.

Solution: Write all the posts before November and schedule them. Simple.

It would be… if I hadn’t wasted October – just don’t ask how, or I’ll have to say the Force was with me. Anyway, all I have to do is send in my submission for the IWSG Anthology Contest and then I can re-work my “Fates Maelstrom” character interviews as posts. Finally, rather than post on Tuesdays, I will schedule these for every Thursday.

So that’s the way I’m going to blog during NaNoWriMo. Just don’t expect my usual long-winded comments.


The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. We post our thoughts on our own blogs. We talk about our doubts and the fears we have conquered. We discuss our struggles and triumphs. We offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling.

Please visit others in the group and connect with other writers – aim for a dozen new people each time.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG

And be sure to check out our Facebook group –

The awesome co-hosts for the November 4 posting of the IWSG are Stephen Tremp,Karen Walker, Denise Covey, and Tyrean Martinson! 

7 thoughts on “Attempting to Blog during NaNoWriMo

  1. I thought about what I’d do with my blog during NaNoWriMo and was thinking of taking November off. Instead, while prepping for NaNo, I wrote up my blog posts for most of October and the whole month of November. And scheduled them (I only post 1x a week, every Monday anyways). Now, all I have to watch out for is falling into a social media time suck and mess up pacing.


    • I nearly did the same – not blogging for a month. But seems we had same idea, Lidy. Except I still have to write my November 24th post, as ran out of time before NaNo. At least a bit ahead with the word count, so might have a spare day (or two).

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  2. OMG, that desktop is priceless. We should all have it in front of us. Good luck with NaNo,, Roland.

    Best wishes,
    Diane IWSG #92


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