Saturday, December 1, 2012

Nanowrimo; the conclusion.

Nanowrimo is short for National Novel Writing Month.  Basically, you sit and write for the whole month of November with an end goal of 50,000.  I mentioned it before here with my starting word count and my goal.  Now that November is over, are you wondering where I left off?

Well, I didn't write 50,000 words.  I wrote just over 20,000.  To quote my friend Heather when I was complaining about how I wouldn't make it:

 "Listen, even if you don't meet your mark, be proud that you accomplished as much as you did. Had you not joined the challenge you'd be at 0 words. Embrace the 20k words the challenge pushed you to complete. Be proud of what you did achieve, not what you didn't."

I love her.

I am very proud of the work I did.  A lot of it needs to be edited and I need to write a timeline, sequence of events and character profile to help me, but the fact is, I did it.  I didn't win at Nanowrimo, but I did win.  I wrote another 20,000 to my story.  That's saying something.

Here are my stats:

Your Average Per Day
758 
Words Written Today
1,321 
Target Word Count
50,000
Target Average Words Per Day
1,667
Total Words Written
22,765 

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These numbers show that for the month of November, there were 13 days I didn't write a thing.  I think if I had started harder and actually written those other 13 days, I would have not only made it to 50k, I woud have totally surpassed it.  But that's ok.  I got out at least part of my story.  

The beauty of it, is that I am not giving up.  I am going to continue to write until the book is done.  And then I will see about getting published.  Maybe.  

I wanted to take a moment to just thank everyone that helped support me.  It's the support that helped me keep at it!

And maybe next year, I will make it to 50k.  There is always next year.

2 comments:

  1. U should write School Setting Mysteries and Adventure Books geared toward young people.....There aren't that many good books for our young people any more......The really good stuff with no fart jokes and this forced neo moralism......Something along the lines of Dirt Track Summer or God is my Co-Pilot (That was a favorite of your Uncle Billy's......Short books without alot (or a lot) of big words....Fun books!!!

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  2. Sometimes I have words of wisdom. Not often, but sometimes. Still proud of you for picking your novel back up. <3

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