It was all do to the challenge of the National Novel Writing Month community and website. While writing, your mind (and by "your" I really mean "my") begins to go in to a bit of creative overload. You can't type fast enough to keep up with your mind, and the words and ideas and images continue to swirl about in your head and soon it feels like you held in a sneeze.
That's where twitter comes in. It gives a writer a moment or two of pause, to check in on other writers, and to maybe let out a little frustration. It allows someone to really say whats one their mind, and maybe get a little recognition for an accomplishment.
Here is the month of November (for the most part) with me tweeting like crazy. Cause in reality I don't tweet very much. So this was a lot, and it was only so I could escape my writing duties, and maybe meet a few writers as I procrastinated.
I feel so alone on #NaNoWriMo how do I procrastinate when there's no one I know?— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 7, 2015
@KatelynConroy wonderful! Hi!— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 7, 2015
#NaNoWriMo if I write 25,000, then throw in a time machine, and make my character go back, then copy and paste. Would that be cheating?— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 7, 2015
@mmk_ballsy freaking genius! First half will be all normal and what not. Second half will be refined and dignified.— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 7, 2015
#NaNoWriMo serious question, yes, this does help me write my story better; who would win, Lord Vader or Lord Voldemort? No wrong answers.— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 7, 2015
#NaNoWriMo end the day having written only 1000 words... Luckily I started the day at 17,000... Feeling mixed...— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 8, 2015
Favorite line from today's writing: "Holy egg roll! This Chinese food is amazing!" #NaNoWriMo #NaNoWriMo2015— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 8, 2015
To those who said couldn't make it... So far you have been right...— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 9, 2015
Hoping to get back on track. Break 20,000 today. #NaNoWriMo— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 9, 2015
Why God, would you let #NaNoWriMo and #Fallout4 happen in the same month!? You are twisted, I am torn...— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 11, 2015
"...they were creatures made by love, and for love. The only weapon against the darkness and the fallen is love, true love." #NaNoWriMo— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 12, 2015
Working in retail is fixing the mess made by customers, and being yelled at by customers for the mess made by employers. #retailproblems— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 14, 2015
I can't decide if this is Gandolf impersonating Cosby, or the other way round. Either way, I think I'm hila... https://t.co/wsb2FcFPrA— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 14, 2015
#NaNoWriMo 30,000! So happy. So confused, I need to stop writing twists and turns. I'm making myself sick.— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 14, 2015
@1stfruitsdesign I'm pretty excited about it. And it's just as fun to write as it is to read!— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 14, 2015
This says it was on the 19th but it was really a day of writing for the 18th, just at like... 2am...#NaNoWriMo a haiku for you: In the rainy fall novels are being written now I'm asocial. Anyone got a good haiku? (Me Procrastinating)— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 19, 2015
Holly Lou ya. #NaNoWriMo 40k words. so close I can taste it. And you know what, it tastes like ice cream and sleep, also topped with netflix— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 19, 2015
Today's writing music inspiration; deep focus play list. Gooey and/ alt j station on Pandora. #LORDE pure heroine. ESM playlist #NaNoWriMo— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 19, 2015
Just wrote 2200 word for chapter 22, thought that was funny. OK, back to work (me pretending to work, but actually writing.) #NaNoWriMo— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 20, 2015
That moment you realize you left the white millennial stage of life where you discover and are obsessed with childish gambino. #growingup— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 20, 2015
49,000... Forty FREAKIN nine! Come on! So close... #NaNoWriMo— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 21, 2015
#nanowinner2015 #nanowrimo that's right (insert bad word here) I did it. Pretty happy. pic.twitter.com/YHRv5V82p2— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 21, 2015
#NaNoWriMo hope you all finish today and win. This has been a great year for me, and I only hope to see you all accomplish your dreams!— Tyler Clawson (@Tclaw89) November 30, 2015
National Novel Writing Month (or Nanowrimo) is a challenge for the month of November to write a 50,000 word novel, in 30 days. I finished at 53,719 words on the 23rd. I'm super excited about the story that I wrote, and will be looking to self publish it on amazon this coming year. If you're interested in Nanowrimo, chech out the site:
It's a lot of work, but so much fun, and such a huge accomplishment. I hope to meet more of my fellow Nano Writers at some point, and encourage everyone to take the challenge. If you wanna follow me on twitter then go here and press follow:
Hope you have a great holiday season!