NaNo Vanquished

I wrote 50,000 words this month. In order, mostly.

The challenge of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. Some people are rebels and write 50,000 of other things, which is cool. All but 2,000 words or so this month went directly into my novel. (Those 2,000 words were for an essay that had a deadline this last week, so there was no waiting on that, and yes, I’m counting those words because they were written in blood and leftover gravy.)

However, I will certainly hit 50,000 of novel-specific words by end of November.

So how is the book going, you ask? ( You did ask, didn’t you?)  Pretty well, although I’m assuming it will be months of rewriting and editing before it’s palatable. The first draft will be done by December 31, for sure, and we’ll take it from there.

My main character today kissed someone I would have never expected, and I’m just following along and waiting to see what happens.

I am still getting quite the education on exactly how much I don’t know. It’s pretty humbling and my “research this!” list grows almost by the day. That’s fine — it’ll be a good break between this draft and the next.

Wishing you a wonderful week and hoping you saved yourself an extra slice of pie last week!

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