If you’ve spent any time on this site, you probably know that I love NaNoWriMo. It’s super stressful and I’ve burnt out more times than not and the deadline is glaring at me with shiny red eyes–
And I love every second of it.
I ‘won’ my first ever NaNo three years ago, burned out bad the year after that, and didn’t even try it last year, because I knew I was too busy and I was burning out even without that pressure.
When I did it before–both when I smashed it and the year after, when I failed miserably–I set myself three rewards to keep me motivated, and I’ve done the same again this year.
And the best part? I don’t even need to make it all the way to 50k to get something 😀
Here’s what I’ve set for this year:
15k of NaNo Success
These cards are so beautiful, and as someone who prefers animals to people most days, they were an easy first reward. I’ve been looking for new cards for ages, and these speak/meow/bark to me.
Earned and moved into my basket ^-^
30k of NaNo Success
It’s the entire trilogy, actually! I’ve been meaning to read them for years, and then a friend posted a picture on Instagram while I was considering my rewards, so I saw it as a sign.
Not far off earning this one. 25k there, 5k to go.
50k NaNo Triumph
Despite my obsession with this mega-monster event, I’ve never bought the shirts :O
I can’t find a good picture of this year’s or any of what the winners can claim, but if I make it all the way to the end–and it’s looking good right now! –then I’ll finally buy one of these pretties.
It’s about time, honestly.
Stand by to see pictures.
(unless I fail, in which case… better luck next year? *shrug* but damn, I want this shirt!)
Do you set yourself rewards if you participate in NaNo or for other milestones? Make a tea and tell me what you’re writing for! <3
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