No More NaNoWriMo—I’m Calling ‘Self-Care’

Yup, I told you I have a staunch rule about NaNoWriMo: If I feel it’s going to adversely affect my health, I’m going to stop. So, I’m stopping, but only the NaNo pace and schedule, not the writing. The good news is that even after only a few days, I’m exciting about writing Life in Another ’Cosm again. So, I will continue to work on that manuscript, but at my own pace. I guess I’ll be doing Cait O’ WriMos because it’ll be over several months. I might also try a few short stories, too!

It’s been a big year for me, and I’ve used up many spoons. At the end of this month, I’ll be heading to Toronto for the launch of two of my titles, so I want to be as well as I can for that. I’m also recovering from a type of burnout, and I want to be kind to my brain.

To all of you still doing NaNoWriMo 2019, I salute you! Have fun and remember to take care of yourselves!

And I’ll keep you posted on the status of my alphabet arranging!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Cait Gordon, in a black and white digital sketch

Cait Gordon is a disability advocate and the author of Life in the ’Cosm and The Stealth Lovers. When she’s not writing, Cait’s editing manuscripts and running The Spoonie Authors Network, a blog whose contributors manage disabilities and/or chronic conditions. She also teamed up with Kohent Talia C. Johnson to co-edit the Nothing Without Us anthology in an attempt to take over the world. Narf.


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