NaNoWriMo 2018 Vlog Experiment

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Originally posted on my writing blog which was active from 2010 to 2018.

I’m trying an experiment this year for NaNoWriMo. Instead of writing blog posts about my progress, I’m recording “vlogs” about it. I created a YouTube channel where you can watch me ramble about my NaNoWriMo journey this year.

My goal is to record a short video every day talking about my progress, the challenges I run into, how I deal with them, etc. Things that I think might be educational or inspiring or helpful or just funny to other writers. A lot about “the writing process” and how I’m feeling about the project as I go along. Thrills, chills, spills. Stuff that I would normally write about, but I’m just going to talk about them instead. I would rather reserve my writing energy for the NaNoWriMo draft as much as possible.

I’m going to leave the videos unedited. On day one, I threw out my back for the fourth time in the last couple months, which makes it virtually impossible to sit in a chair normally and type. I was very upset and discouraged about it, and the video I recorded on day one reflects that. I was going to throw it out, but I decided no-I want to make an “authentic” sort of a “documentary” about this year’s NaNoWriMo, so I went ahead and uploaded it anyway, with the hope that I might look back at it later and be able to say, “Wow, I did a great job digging myself out of that really low point.”

Anyway, that’ll be over on YouTube. The thrills of victory and agonies of defeat and all that. (So far, I have to admit, it is mostly agony of defeat.) I disabled comments though because I don’t really want any feedback from YouTube commenters hehe. It’s purely for educational purposes and my own personal entertainment.

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