This is the last day of Nanowrimo (or National Novel Writing Month as the Muggles call it). The challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I did it. I actually managed to write 50,000, well 50,855 words to be precise in 29 days. Yes, one day less than you were allowed.
It was fairly easy for me even if I did go on a ten day holiday in the middle of it (planned a long time ago). I’m not in full time employment or any sort of employment at the moment. I take my hat off to those writers with full time jobs/young kids/illnesses etc.
This is my first time trying to win at Nanowrimo and I enjoyed it. I didn’t go to any of the local WriteIns or virtual ones either (problem with my Yahoo email I think) but I did find enough encouragement and support on the London Nanowrimo Facebook page, the pep talks from famous writers such as Charlaine Haris and my writing buddies. One of my friends from my writing group was also doing it which made it more enjoyable.
The most motivating thing of all however was seeing the green bar increase every day and the number of words written mount up and the words to write go down. In fact, I’ve created a spreadsheet for myself to duplicate that.
So now I have 50,855 words written. They’re probably not very good words. I know that I will have a lot of editing to do at the end. And I haven’t reached the end, I only reached the end of Chapter 29 and there are about another five or six chapters to go. But hey, this is the most I’ve ever written in such a short amount of time.
I’d definitely recommend nanowrimo (or National Novel Writing Month as the Muggles call it) for anyone with the time and determination.