Sunday, November 30, 2008

NaNoWriMo - 52,064 words - Done!

I finished NaNoWriMo on November 25. When I uploaded the file and they validated the word count, they gave me some handy-dandy little badges, suitable for posting, as they say.

And am I glad I'm done. 50,000 words in one month is a lot, even when the words aren't prime and mine aren't. A lot of editing awaits me, as well as finishing the end of the story. I outlined to the end because 52,064 words is enough for now.

Now it's back to the salt mines. Finishing the Pumpkinnapper edits and the never-ending round of promotion. I hope everyone in the States had a good Thanksgiving.

Thank you all,


Helen Hardt said...

Linda, I knew you'd do it! You had great wordcounts at the beginning, and I'm convinced that's the key. Congratulations!


Linda Banche said...

Thanks, Helen.

You finished, too. Congratulations.

Jen Black said...

Hi Linda, do you think - now NaNoWriMo is over - that writing like this helps you? Will you do it again? Is it something you can build into your regular writing life, or simply too all consuming?

Joanna Waugh said...

Congratulations, Linda! I've never participated in NaNo because I write too slowly and am too particular--can't seem to turn off my internal editor--but I admire those who do! They seem to accomplish so much as you have demonstrated.

Linda Banche said...

Jen, I'm not sure if I will do NaNoWriMo again. The good part is, I now have kind-of a novel and something to work with. The bad part is, it requires a lot of editing, and pantser that I am, I may throw a lot out.

The important thing to learn from NaNoWriMo is you have to write SOMETHING, even if it's terrible. I rewrite a lot anyway. But I have to write before I can rewrite.

Joanna, thanks. Turning off the internal editor is difficult. But since I rewrite so much, I'm probably better off writing something, anything, than sitting there doing nothing.