Well. It’s…December 6th as I write this. I probably should have written and posted this post a few days ago, but I guess I procrastinated.
Anyway! NaNoWriMo 2014. I won, with a total count of 100,016 words.
This year, I had two goals. One was a word-count goal (which was 100k), and the other was to finish the novel. I haven’t finished a novel since May of 2013, so I have really wanted to be able to finish a novel lately. I made this second goal, however, so I am quite satisfied.
Unlike Miss Kiwi, with her 50k in the first week and a half, I wrote a lot slower. No multiple days where I wrote 10k. And by the end of the first week, I was at roughly 29k, though I did hit 50k by day 15.
That isn’t as big of a deal for me. For me, I wrote every single day. There were two or three days where I didn’t quite make a thousand words—only had about seven or eight hundred—but I wrote every day without fail. That’s what was important to me. That and the fact that I finished the novel.
I’m totally rambling here, but I guess I’m going to keep doing that. Since I am finished, I won’t have to work on finishing it through the rest of December. Instead, I get to face the terrifying beast of editing.
Well. I’m actually going to put that off until January, to give myself some distance from the novel. And then when I get back do it, I unfortunately have to work on filling in the rest of the gaps of my world-building (ha! And I thought I’d done enough world-building in October!) and straighten out not only my plot, but my character arcs. Once I have that all sorted out, then I suppose I can edit.
Until then, for the rest of December, I’m not completely sure what I’ll be doing. I think I’m going to try to finish that short story I was working on in October, or maybe I’ll write some more. There’s also another novel I plan to outline.
I’m really rather excited.