Technically, yes. The official Nano goal of 50,000 words during the month of November eludes me as it has every year before this one. I produced just over 26,000 words this month, which, though it fell short of the official goal, is still more words than I’ve ever before written in a single month.

So I’m thinking I did okay during this year’s Nano. I proved to myself that I can produce as much as 3,000 words a day while holding down an evil day job and giving at least marginal attention to the other things in my life like family, friends and email. *g*

Failure? Not at all.

Now the challenge is whether I can keep it up. Wish me luck.

Written by Kimberly Gardner


As early as the seventh grade, Kimberly remembers slashing her favorite rockstars and reading romance. So it’s not surprising that her two passions, romance and putting pretty boys with other pretty boys, should come together in her writing. Moliere said, “Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, then for a few close friends, then for money.” Kimberly is delighted to finally be doing it for money.
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"NANO Failure?" by Kimberly Gardner was published on November 30th, 2008 and is listed in Kimberly Gardner.

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Comments on "NANO Failure?": 3 Comments

  1. Jet Mykles wrote,

    You did great! By no means should 26K be considered a failure, especially with the distractions as you pointed out.

  2. Mary M. wrote,

    I’m only a reader, not a writer, but I can’t believe anyone could see writing 26,000 words in a month as a failure (and I’m glad you don’t). You might not have reached your initial goal, but the NANO probably helped you go even beyond your usual production. Besides, 26,000 good words are better than 50,000 quickly chosen ones :).

  3. Jade Buchanan wrote,

    Woohoo, 26K!! That’s awesome and you should be so proud of getting that in with everything else going on in your life. I think ANY words on a page is a great thing!

    And trust me, as someone who actually completed the 50K in 30 days challenge… you know what I look like now, so it might be better that you didn’t, LOL! I’m barely alive, and you’ve seen how much I’ve been rambling incoherently in all my emails ;) I say take your 26K and toast yourself with a nice glass of wine for your accomplishment!

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