NaNoWriMo-done-o! 11/30

It’s official: another November has come and gone and along with it NaNoWriMo.

 

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By midnight tonite  hundreds of thousands of writers around the globe who have been participating in what is charmingly called “NaNo Word Wars” will stop typing, lay down their pens, surrender their pencils and hit Save, then Submit  and verify into the NaNo site to confirm they have at least written 50,000 words of a work in progress.

So, if you participated where did you wind up today? 50,000 words? More? Less? Were you able to write every day, at least a few words, or did you fall into plot holes, POV problems, or just plain writing inertia somewhere along the way? Or did your everyday life and the responsibilities and obligations that go along with it get in the way of your writing? Don’t be upset if you didn’t make the mark for whatever reason. The fact you tried and got something down makes you a winner in my book.

50,000 words is a lot. A. Lot. Figuring that most romance novels fall between 65,000 and 90,000, 50 K could be considered almost done with your next novel.  And novellas can top off between 25 and 35,000.

I made my goal during the third week because I was on a role and have no other life but writing. No kids home to disturb me, and a husband who works 90+ hours per week, leaves me with a great deal of time to do this. And luckily, the book I was working on is the fifth in a series so I knew my characters and where I wanted to take them fairly well. Plus, I’m a plotter. Enough said.

Congratulations on the effort, the success, and the blood, sweat and tears for this year’s challenge. Onward to 2016. It’s only 365 days away!

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5 responses to “NaNoWriMo-done-o! 11/30

  1. Congrats Peggy! I’m looking forward to reading Book #5. 🙂

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  2. I have to admire you! Congratulations! I never take part, because I have trouble with pressure. It seems to turn off my creative juices. I have to work at my own pace.

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  3. Hi Peggy, sorry to be late coming in here! Congratulations on finishing NaNo – I got past the 50,000 word mark on Saturday night, the 28th Nov, much to my relief – there were times when I felt I’d ‘run out of story’ but it’s amazing how NaNo can push one to find sub-plots and extra scenes! I love Nano, I’ve ‘won’ it four times including this one and it’s a great way to get me writing even when I don’t think I have a plot! Congratulations too to everyone who did it this year – even if you didn’t get the full 50,000 words, just attempting it is an achievement!

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  4. Hi Peggy, sorry to be late coming in here! Congratulations on finishing NaNo – I got past the 50,000 word mark on Saturday night, the 28th Nov, much to my relief – there were times when I felt I’d ‘run out of story’ but it’s amazing how NaNo can push one to find sub-plots and extra scenes! I love Nano, I’ve ‘won’ it four times including this one and it’s a great way to get me writing even when I don’t think I have a plot! Congratulations too to everyone who did it this year – even if you didn’t get the full 50,000 words, just attempting it is an achievement!

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