I didn’t win NaNoWriMo. Not even close.
But I did get my first draft to 100K. 100,000 words, people! So if you’re keeping track, I’m officially 2/3 of the way done with my first draft.
You really can lose and still win.
It was a busy month, trying to finish up my online classes, starting a new job, and traveling for Thanksgiving. I didn’t get to write near as often as I usually do, but interestingly, when I did, I spit out far more words. Like lack of productivity on the project made me more productive when I actually had time to work on it.
The most interesting things that happened in November were that I changed the title (though I think it might change yet again) and added another family character. A fourth sister. A dead sister.
I’m impatient to get to revisions, though I know I’ll kind of hate my life while I’m doing them, but still. I already know I have tons of changes to make, especially with this late-game addition, so I’ll have plenty to keep me busy.
My classes are winding down, so I’m hoping to get this draft done by the new year! It’s like I’m taking a second chance at NaNoWriMo. 50K words in December.
Congrats! Are you going over 100k, though? That’s not a great idea if you plan to traditionally publish it, but you’re the author. That’s roughly the amount I wrote in November too, it’s a comfortable count 🙂
I’m writing over 100k for the first draft so I have a lot to work with in revisions. I tend to chop a lot of what I write.
Ah, okay, awesome 🙂 I tend to trim down about 10-30k as well. Good luck!
I didn’t win either (even with my modified 30K goal). But I did write more than I would have otherwise, so I consider it a partial success. Congrats on making it as far as you did! 100K is a huge achievement.