So now that NaNoWriMo is ending tonight, I’m ready for one final November fess up.
I’m not going to make 50,000 words. It turns out that (and yes, I did know this, but now I know it) trying to do massive amounts of new words on an old project is very, very hard. But, I still won.
Oh not by NaNo’s standards. However, this month was a massive epiphany, rolling waves of insights.
Here’s a shortlist of my accomplishments:
1) I edited and wrote new scenes up to page 230 or so.
2) I rewrote, just this weekend, an imperative new edit of the first chapter.
3) I managed about 15,000 new words, including 1882 today alone — and today’s word count was entirely without the aid of Write Or Die (though can’t tell you how happy I am that it exists).
4) Best of all, I’m still committed (more so now than ever) to finishing the book by the end of the year. I may have to escape from all human contact the last week or so, but I think it can be done.
So, good luck to all of you NaNo-ers, especially those of you who are in a writing frenzy to cross the finish line. No matter what your word count is for this month, isn’t it cool what we’ve done?