I Won NaNoWriMo

This is Why I’ll Never Do it Again

Jenna Goldsmith
5 min readDec 6, 2020

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NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, happens every November and participants set a word count goal (usually 50,000 words) and try to reach it in 30 days. 50k words in 30 days doesn’t sound like much, especially to some writers, until you actually go to write it.

I’d made three previous attempts at NaNoWriMo, once in 2013, in 2017, and one last time…

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