I Did Something Stupid (And Succeeded!): NaNoWriMo

So I just completed NaNoWriMo for 2017, despite the fact that I started it halfway through the month – dumb thing to do. I won’t say it was all easy going, but I’m glad I took the dive into exploring this world, characters and story.

Last week, when I puttered out and skipped writing on Thanksgiving, I started wondering if I’d make it at all. I almost put off the final 1K words until tomorrow, but decided just to push on and get it all done tonight.

I feel like this is a pretty good point to pause in my writing, anyhow, as I’ve chewed through most of my loose plot-plans already. I need to really think about some of the developments I’m going to mess with the next stretch of the story. I’m not done with writing by a long shot, but I really do need a rest after all that. Whew!

Comments

  1. Amazing!

    I started blogging because I wanted to be a better writer and every year I toy with the idea of trying it, but I don’t have the confidence (yet). Maybe next year.

    Congrats!!

    1. Thank you!
      If 50K seems intimidating (it is), you might want to join in Camp NaNoWriMo instead! It happens at least twice a year and allows you to set your own word count goal. There were years that I did two 25K Camp NaNos, since that equals one full yearly NaNo. It’s a very good springboard to the bigger challenge if that’s something you’re interested in attempting!

      https://campnanowrimo.org/

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