So Long, NaNoWriMo!


Well, December 1 has rolled into town, and NaNoWriMo is over. How’d it go? You may or may not know that I decided to do a NaNoFiMo, or a finishing month, where I took partially-completed manuscripts and, hmm, I think you can fill in the rest.

So I tackled the first one, and banked about 7500 words in the process. Good. But when it came time for the second one, I discovered that though the concept was good, the whole thing would need a complete redo. Not so good and not so salvageable.

That was kind of a drag.

But it was November, and the whole idea is to keep going no matter what, so I moved on to the next one on the list, which had far fewer words to start, and kept NaNoing with that one. And I won, hitting 50,000 the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, allowing me the next few days to just relax. I’m not done with that manuscript yet, and normally I might have tried to finish it before November ended, but I’ve had a cough that sounds like a flock of geese with something stuck in their collective throats for much of the month, and I needed the break.

So I wrote more than 50,000 words over the course of the month, I finished one manuscript and the second one is approaching the first-draft finish. So not a bad month, overall.

I may or may not be up for Camp NaNoWriMo in April, we’ll see how my sanity fares. Otherwise, happy December, all. It was one heck of a month.

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