Episode 74: Why it's okay to say no to NaNo


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Before we even get started, let's just say up front: if you're doing National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), we are totally rooting for you!

But NaNo isn't for us, and this is something we've been coming to terms with over the past couple of years - if you don't believe us, check out our previous episodes on this topic.

For us, focusing just on one month, when we (as writers with day jobs and other responsibilities) have so much going on, isn't very sustainable and can make us really anxious/stressed/feel bad.

So this episode is about saying "no" in a gracious way - including how to set goals for your project that are longer-term, and also dealing with your feelings when so many other people are talking about NaNo.

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Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá.

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If you like Marginally, you should check out #amwriting, with Jess and KJ, where two much more experienced writers talk through their processes with each other and celebrated guests.

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