NaNoWriMo Fatigue

NaNoWriMo Fatigue

Later on I’ll be here to talk about search engine terms, as part of the Teens Can Write, Too! blog chain. But for now I have a parody of Frank Turner’s Romantic Fatigue for all the NaNoists and Frank Turner fans out there.

You can find the original song here.

I have to admit that I am one of the many
Who thought NaNoWriMo would win her a book deal
My novelling years, they were a publishing drought
And I thought that a high wordcount would help out.

It seemed to be working for a couple of years –
I wrote a few books and they wrought a few tears.
But when I hit the editing, it ran out of steam,
I seemed to be suffering from NaNoWriMo fatigue

And I never know which one I should query,
Each agent is
A memory of a not-forgotten failure.
So when I send you my draft tonight
And do what I do, remember
I probably didn’t write this book for you.

And so as I have mentioned, the dream years were short –
The plan wasn’t working, despite what I thought.
My novels all failed me right there at the end,
So I had to switch all the plot around and then, write it again.

Every character, and every plot hole,
Slips away into my past.
Take my words with caution, I can’t pretend
That this is the first,
Won’t be the last, wo-oh-oh.

And I never know which one I should query,
Each agent is
A memory of a not-forgotten failure.
So when I send you my draft tonight
And do what I do, remember
I probably didn’t write this book for you.

2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Fatigue

  1. Love it! I’d never heard the song before, so it was neat to hear your adaption. And now I’m in love with the original, too.

    Great parody, and I can definitely relate to that NaNoWriMo-related fatigue ;)

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