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Yes, I’m pretty much shouting it from every form of social media known to man that I regularly post on.

 

For the first time in 6 NaNos I have completed my task of 50,000 words. My word count will be higher by the end of the month because I’m not done the story yet, but I really don’t care right now. I did 50,000 words in one month, and it feels freaking sweet.  OK, I’ll admit when the winners page came up I may have teared up slightly.

Now that I know I can easily write that much  in a month, I want to keep it up. Not just on one project. I want to be able to blog regularly now. I still know I haven’t blogged about half the stuff I wanted to in 2012. I’m going to try and get those done before years end. I’ve got a blog book tour coming up, so I need to read a book, and get working on that. So yes, soon, your regularly scheduled blogging will return.

I also need to start cleaning (apartment and email in-boxes) because when NaNo comes along, I pretty much ignore everything else, and just focus on my story. I attend write-ins, make new friends, and cheer on old ones. December is a time to get back in to routine, and hopefully a routine that will include me writing daily.

So here’s a timeline of how I wrote throughout the month:

days actual daily written supposed daily written cumulative daily written
1 1994 1667 1994
2 2293 3334 4287
3 3746 5001 8033
4 2205 6668 10238
5 1837 8335 12075
6 *1194 10002 13269
7 2765 11669 16034
8 2092 13336 18126
9 *321 15003 18447
10 *652 16670 19099
11 *1110 18337 20209
12 *1172 20004 21381
13 *1039 21671 22420
14 2683 23338 25103
15 3065 25005 28168
16 *316 26672 28484
17 4145 28339 32629
18 2043 30006 34672
19 *1336 31673 36038
20 1723 33340 37761
21 2009 35007 39770
22 2271 36674 42041
23 1735 38341 43776
24 2285 40608 46061
25 1953 41675 48014
26 2066 43482 50080
27 n/a 45009 50080
28 n/a 46676 50080
29 n/a 48343 50080
30 n/a 50010 50080

The asterisks are the days where I didn’t write 1667 words. This year, I kept a steady pace ahead of schedule so in case I would have those days where I wasn’t motivated, I could still be ahead and not worried about catching up.

I also enjoyed the write ins, though this year, there didn’t seem like there was as much participation in my region as years past. But I did meet some great people when people were there.

So not only am I a NaNo winner, I’ve got some new writing places and people who understand why I do it year after year.

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