NaNoWriMo’s over. Final word count: 30,836.
So, I didn’t make it to 50,000 this year. But I don’t want to dwell on that.
Here’s what I did do:
- I started a new novel, which is still not easy for me.
- I proved I could still write 4,000 words in a single day, like I did last Saturday.
- I learned that starting with a short story set in the world does help when it comes time to write the novel. I've written more each day, and more easily, for this novel than the previous one.
More modest than NaNoWriMo, true, but I think it’ll keep me focused, keep me pushing forward on the book. I’d like to have this first draft done in three months instead of twelve, so I can spend more time revising it.
Wish me luck.