Svadhyaya (Self-Study) NaNoWriMo Edition


While I am hoarding my plot like the words in my seventh grade locked-up journal (remember when journals had a lock and key? Now, my six-year-old sister uses a voice-sensitive password to open hers; the times they are a-changing!), I am not hoarding all that I learned about the writing process from successfully completing National Novel Writing Month.

I have been interested in doing NaNoWriMo since high school, but knew that if I did this during the school year, while I had other demanding creative writing projects going on, I would be setting myself up for failure rather than for success. NaNoWriMo had to be purely a gift I would give myself during a time when creativity was sparse and writing was not as much a part of my day-to-day life.

So I approached November as a creative self-study in time management and caffeinated efficiency.

The following graphs (I shall work on updating this post with…prettier graphics – I am new at this, but aware that these are kind of horrendous) show where I worked based on efficiency measured using two different variables: time and word count. Both these variables were dependent on place and I thought it would be fun to make this post into a kind of coffee-shop tour of Portland.

Below is a more graphically pleasant representation of where I wrote according to coffee shop and word count amassed while drinking whatever yummy coffee beverage they had (usually just regular old coffee with almond milk). Click after the jump for the graphs.

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One thought on “Svadhyaya (Self-Study) NaNoWriMo Edition

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