- made it to 22,153 words, which is far more than I had ever done previously.
- despite a rough second week, which saw a lot of unproductive days due to severe writers block, did not give up and stayed with the project to the end of the month (and will continue with beyond, as I am pretty pleased with the basis of the story I've been working on)
- Established pretty good consistent writing habits, especially in the last half in the month, averaging 1,000 words per day.
While I did not make the 50,000 this year, this was an extremely valuable and joyful experience for me (and a potential gamechanger for me as a writer). I look forward to winning next year.
I'm so thrilled that I am almost finished with this story. And I'm super glad I never finished the one that comes before this because writing this follow up gave me so many ideas to include in the first.
This NaNo I wrote more words than I ever have and in the quickest amount of time. This entire NaNo was seriously the best experience for me and has me so motivated.
I made over 50,000 before the deadline was up. Even if it meant 18 pages in one day. Now I know that the key to keeping the story moving forward is to sit down at the keyboard and move the #$%^!! thing forward. I'm also grateful for the people I met through this group. We may be crazy, but at least we're all the same kind of crazy!
Thanks! Congrats to you too! I'm not sure yet if I will make it or not. I made plans a couple months ago to meet a friend in Bloomington that day. I'm not sure what time we are meeting yet though so I may still be able to make part of it. I'm still planning on trying to get my butt to Starbucks once a week (though it may end up being more like twice a month since we are in busy season at work.) if you ever want to meet up there. I would love to read yours too!
I am just happy that I was able to get through it with everything going on in my life, and that I got back into writing. It had been a while, and now I'm motivated to start writing something that I've plotted out and will enjoy.
I'm also really pleased that I have such great friends to write with! I mean it, you guys are awesome!