It’s the first day of December meaning November is over and so is NaNoWriMo! For those of you just joining my writing journey check out this link to get caught up. Now, I participated in NaNoWriMo like so many people this year. It was a long and tiring journey. And as I write this I would rather sleep…
You get the idea. I spent the entire month writing, and writing, and writing. So much writing that I think I may need a break. So that’s the end of this post.
Well, maybe not because I haven’t even gotten to the good stuff! It’s possible November broke me. But that’s beside the point because I completed NaNoWriMo. I wrote 50,000 words in 30 days! And here is my winner’s badge to prove it! (It’s so sparkly, I know! 😉)
This month I tackled two writing projects. Here is a wrap-up of the last 4 days of NaNoWriMo.
Writing – Project: Split Views (?)
Here is the vague description that I have of this project.
Option #2: A guy wakes up and has no clue what has happened. He is where he fell, but things look different and yet still the same. It’s when he is driving down the road that he realizes the past is all around him, acting as if nothing has changed. He knows better though because it’s 2017 and that building he just drove by was demolished years ago.
I did it! I wrote 50,000 words for my project! Now if only I was finished draft 1.
This year I was a lot more organized when it came to writing. So much so that I feel like I have a better first draft than I ever had before. It’s organized and neat and I can find what I’m looking for. It’s great! However, this organization has me writing more chapters and details than I ever imagined. This is an amazing thing, but I did not finish my story. I know where I want the plot to go, but as of right now, I still have at least 5,000 words to go before I can say my first draft is complete.
If my organization method sounds interesting to you, click on over to my Beginning NaNoWriMo post to download these sheets to use! I guarantee they make keeping your characters, settings, and chapters all in line!
To say this journey was easy is a lie. It is blood, sweat and tears wrapped up into a little ball and thrown into a document. It was so worth it.
My final writing stats for NaNoWriMo 2017:
Total Words Written with Sprints: 5665 words
Total Words Written without Sprints: 1010 words
Total Words Written This Week: 6675 words
Final Word Count: 50009 words
Editing – Project: Not Like Everyone Else
Now onto my second November project. Editing hasn’t been my main focus this month, clearly. I can’t get myself and sit down to edit. Ever. And even when I try to, I’m more interested in anything else. I’m procrastinating big time.
Once November is over, I will be able to focus all of my energy on this project and create the best book that I can for you all to read. So that means it will take a lot more time to publish this one. But I want to give you my best work, so the extra time will be worth it.
My final stats for editing:
Total Pages Edited: 53 pages
Honestly, I edited a lot this week (over 14 pages). I’m not really sure what got into me. So my total editing number shot up after I wrote the above.
And of course, that means I will still be giving you all updates in my monthly writing updates (usually posted the third Monday of the month)! So don’t miss out on the latest news by subscribing or checking back!
I feel proud of what I have accomplished this month. If you participated in NaNoWriMo this month, even if you didn’t hit 50k, I’m proud of you for trying!
Did you participate in NaNoWriMo? How did you do? Let me know in the comments below!