Yes, that’s right. I won NaNoWriMo yesterday. I’m really very ecstatic because, for a while in the middle of the month, I wasn’t certain if I was going to pull it off. I did, however, and managed to get it done early, too. By a whole two days!
It has definitely been a good NaNoWriMo for me this year, especially considering I took a stab at a genre outside of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, which is very rare for me to do. Now, the novel started out decently enough, but there comes a time when you have to face the facts of life. I would be a liar if I didn’t admit that I’m more than a tad ashamed about the latter half of what I’ve written this month. If ever there comes a time when I decide I want to edit this novel and make it complete, oh I’m definitely going to need a lot of patience. I should probably avoid a gun in case I decided to shoot myself while editing this utter crap that came out of my mind. In simpler terms, I find Sci-Fi and Fantasy far easier to write and convey my ideas and I figure that’s just because I’ve had a lot of practice writing in these genres. Maybe if I tried writing some more General Fiction, I would improve my skill-set n that particular domain. Until then, though, I’ve got this really cool novel I’m working on, called Black Ice. You can preview it here. It’s bound to be one of my finest. That goes without being said, I think. Everything I touch is gold, isn’t it? (Except for this year’s NaNo novel).
It’s indubitably been a much fevered month, but a welcome change to the usual mundane life I live outside NaNoWriMo. I met a couple of new friends through NaNo this year, some in various, exotic locations on Earth where they are not subjected to temperatures of -25 degrees Celsius, or live in a blanket of snow. I’m clearly not jealous, though.
Well this is it. This is the end of today’s post; it’s sole purpose to convey to you my excitement for having written 50,000 words in one month for my seventh year in a row.
I’d ask how you November went for you, but I’m too busy praising myself. Talk to me when you’ve won seven times.
Only kidding of course! I’m not thatnarcissistic or self-indulged. And If I am, it’s only because I’m better than you. I’m really not, I just like to tell myself these things. It helps me get out of bed each morning.
Seriously, though, how did NaNoWriMo go for everyone else? Did you get the 50,000 words? Maybe you had a lower goal, in which case did you reach your goal? Maybe you surpassed your goal? Or are you still writing? I’ll still be trucking away because I’ve got one more day of writing to try and make this my biggest win yet. We’ll see about that, though! 😉
Thanks for reading!
- NaNoWriMo Novel is Done! (rachelleharp.com)
- NaNoWriMo Day 27 – Is There Anyone Who Wants To Lend Me Some Words? (allmeanssomething.wordpress.com)
- The Reason I Finished NaNoWriMo Early (maasmith.com)
- I’m a NaNoWriMo Winner! I did it! (thebumblefiles.wordpress.com)