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NaNo WIN Mo! [Nov. 30th, 2007|11:08 pm]
That's right, I made it to 50K! Thanks to a tolerant wife who let me have two writing-intensive final days, my latest scribblings have graduated into full "hurried first draft of what we'll generously call a 'novel'" status. Wheeee!

For the record, I wrote over 10K words in the last two days. Things began building towards the final climax. The plot was working. Melodrama shifted up into high gear. I had to wear eye protection because there were so many loose ends flying around at once.

Then I reached the end. Events were wrapped up. A handful of characters were even dead. But the story, the foundation, had reached its natural conclusion. And I was just over a thousand words short of 50K. Damn. So there was some desperate padding going on at the end. (If I did turn this into a novel, there are lots of places to expand during a rewrite. I just should've expanded a little on this run through, it turns out.)

Sure NaNoWriMo is a self-imposed deadline. Sure, all by itself, it's rather pointless. But NaNoWriMo is about writing practice. It's about getting words out. It's about discipline at the keyboard.

And it's also about fun. It was another year where, if nothing else, I had a darn good time writing and commiserating with fellow NaNoers. Even if this novel never goes anywhere beyond my hard drive, I can say I had good fun getting some writing practice. :D

[User Picture]From: octavius_rodens
2007-12-01 02:20 pm (UTC)
Hey Congrats! I'm hoping to participate next year myself. November was way busy for me so I couldn't this year.
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[User Picture]From: the_gneech
2007-12-01 02:47 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2007-12-01 07:03 pm (UTC)
With any kind of luck next year Tim will be eating solid foods and I will have my own place so Kit and I can break even. Eh?
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[User Picture]From: traveller_blues
2007-12-02 07:09 pm (UTC)


*grins* Yay for dedication and winner flags! *grins* I struggled in the middle of the month, and I have about half of a fluffy novel, but I have my fifth icon to stick up (with the fourth one I never updated my journal with.)

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