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November 30, 2008

My last NaNo report

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NaNoWriMo has come to an end.  Did I “win?”  Nope.  I was feeling bad about that most of this past week, but not any more.  Part of it may be acceptance.  A larger part of it is reality.  I look at my final total (33,066) and I’m damn proud.  I have never, ever, in my life taken a story to that word count.  Period.  I see some of my early daily totals and am blown away.  I used to think 1200 words a days was something big (and it is) but to have 2,000 and 3,000 word days that is really something.  If I can do it one I can do it again and I certainly plan to. 

How do I feel about what I’ve written?  Good.  I’m sorry but I’m not one of those writers who is ashamed of what I’ve written.  If my manuscript was all in Word (half is still in scrip format) I would happily email it to a friend for a first read.  But then again, I am a Leo and have the ego to prove it. 

What’s next?  I’m not completely sure.  I had planned to start work on a new story and nearly did here this past week out of frustration.  I did however, have my NaNo story start talking to me again so who knows?  I’m thinking right now I’ll take the first couple days of this week and work my NaNo book “On the Way Down” and see what comes of it.  I had always planned to expand it out for the remainder of Sven so that part is on track. 

The other story?  Well, I’m still struggling a little with it.  It’s never been a fully formed idea.  I had a few new scenes come to me this weekend which is good but it’s still very raw. 

Other things in my life?  Well, this is my stress season the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The full details of that, by the way, I won’t explain here.  Let me be vague and just say too much family too many strong personalities.



  1. That’s a fantastic attitude and the proper one too. You accomplished a heck of a lot of words in a short amount of time. The whole purpose of NaNo is to find time to write. To challenge yourself to a higher amount of words in a month and from the sounds of it you did that. Great job.

    Comment by Amanda — December 1, 2008 @ 1:21 pm

  2. Woot!!! on the writing–33,000 words is absolutely worth a Snoopy dance or two! Way to go!!!

    Comment by pamwritesromance — December 1, 2008 @ 5:47 pm

  3. 33k is nothing to sneeze at. You should be proud. Congrats on make a valiant attempt at NaNo and most of all, actually sitting down and getting words to paper!

    I was a NaNo rebel this year…I didn’t make 50k, but I did finish the major revision of my completed novel, so I feel like a winner. 🙂

    Comment by bloggingexperiments — December 2, 2008 @ 8:53 am

  4. 33,066 is nothing to sniff about! And I think it’s a much more interesting number than 50,000. Congratulations! Great Job!

    And may I also add, *very clever* finding my new blog and thanks for the comment!

    Comment by kimberlyfoley — December 2, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

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