I wouldn’t want to say that the write-ins are bad for my writing, because it’s totally the opposite. They’re great for my writing, but not because they help me get any writing done. The write-ins, to me, are an opportunity to socialize with other people who are interested in writing. People who, by extension, also like to read, game, and watch anime, movies, and TV shows. Most of the people I know at NaNoWriMo, because it’s an Internet-based community, are also nerds. I shunned nerds for a long time, but now I’m back.

In a lot of ways, I feel like I’ve come home. I’ve had sort of a love-hate relationship with the various nerd communities throughout my life: I’m really into lots of things, but not as much as other people. I’m really open to the idea of reading further into the stuff I like and criticize it, compare it to other, similar works, and eventually, create something to show off my utter devotion to nerdy things: some sort of original work.

This is a roundabout way of saying that my daily average word count took a dive after the big surge because it so happened to fall on a Friday night, and I simply didn’t have any more time to write. Maybe I’ll be able to make up for it today. As long as I don’t let myself go a few days in a row … who am I kidding? I made almost eleven thousand in a day, I’m amazing! I can do anything!