I wrote 50,000 words in 23 days to win NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month.
I happy danced and then cried a little when the NaNoWriMo Team sent a YouTube Video with their congratulations.
Every day in November, I woke up and felt driven. Writing in the morning worked the best for me, but oftentimes I started up again around four O’clockish. I had to make time for it no matter what was going on. Yesterday, I was less than 2000 words away from my 50,000 word goal, but I went skiing with my husband, Danny, our niece and her boyfriend.
I wrote on the way down the mountain, (in my car, of course, and no, I wasn’t driving), but I was 800 words shy of the 50,000 word total when we rolled up in Boulder. After writing an average of 2179 words per day, it killed me to be so close, but I had to go to sleep.
After cranking out a rough draft and working my hiney off every day in November, what will it feel like tomorrow? Continue reading