Just In Case You Missed It: I won a NaBloPoMo Prize & What I’ve Learned About NaNoWriMo

It is officially the end of the NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo Writing Challenges and I will have to say that it has definitely been a hard one.

About My NaNoWriMo Experience…


I was totally and completely unprepared for the NaNoWriMo Writing Challenge. I did, however, find my novel that I was working on years ago and decide to continue writing it. I have actually only written about 10,000 words of it, but was VERY unsuccessful in retyping and entering it in on the web site, so officially, I’ve only written about 350 words. lol So I’m going to write about what I’ve learned and what I could’ve done to reach the 50,000 words for the NaNoWriMo Writing Challenge.

  • Have a clear vision of style of writing ( fiction, non fiction…etc)
  • Write out story line, plot and characters
  • Prepare writing ahead of time (preface or rough draft )
  • Join writing groups or clubs
  • Participate in NaNoWriMo Events for Networking and Inspiration

Check out my blogging friend who finished her NaNoWriMo Experience! Way to go girl!

About My NaBloPoMo Experience…


I have definitely tried my best in keeping up with writing on my blog daily, however, I lacked the motivation to write from the heart. I’d rather wait to post something meaningful than to post ramblings of my day, because let’s face it, I’m a SAHM and Student so my day to day is the least bit interesting. I liked the fact that I could’ve chose daily prompts to help my posts, but for some reason they were tasking for me mentally because I’m also studying very hard to graduate soon. My overall feeling about the NaBloPoMo experience is that I will definitely do it again and next time I will dedicate every single day to posting.

The greatest thing that came out of the November NaBloPoMo experience was that I was one of the winners of a prize for the November Contest! A Blog Her 2014 Conference Ticket to San Jose, California! So exciting! It was the best feeling to see that I won! How lucky could I be? 🙂

I haven’t decided if I’m going to sign up for the December NaBloPoMo, but it couldn’t hurt right? It’s all about getting those creative juices flowing and showing your love for writing and art with the world. I guess we will see 🙂

Tell Me…

What have you learned about yourself through these writing challenges?


14 thoughts on “Just In Case You Missed It: I won a NaBloPoMo Prize & What I’ve Learned About NaNoWriMo

  1. BulgingButtons says:

    Thanks for linking to my blog! It was a real challenge, but this was the right month for me, I guess, since I did every day of NaBloPoMo too. But look at you, winning a San Jose trip, how fabulous!!!! xoxo

  2. mommyrunsit says:

    Wow, awesome prize!!! Good for you for doing this. I’m way to chicken to attempt any kind of writing prompt challenge. I have a hard enough time keeping up with my regular posts. Just not enough hours in the day.

  3. LaShawn says:

    Congratulations!! This is so exciting!! Are you going to go? I am thinking about going simply because I could make it a family trip and I’ve never been to the bay area

    • thelovelyphotog says:

      Thank you so much! I’m excited! I’m going to try and save up to go. I’ve priced everything so fingers crossed the hubbie and I will be able to make it a fun vacation 🙂 I’ve never been to California so this should be very interesting lol 🙂

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