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|
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.