Tuesday, December 1, 2015

NaNoWriMo Journal- November 30, 2015

It is the last day of NaNoWriMo. Where did the month go?

Tomorrow begins December. Where did the month go?

I wrote a novel. In one month. Where did the month go?

As it is the last day NaNoWriMo, I thought that I would give an overview of the month, a brief survey, if you will. I will start with my word count, day by day. Shall we begin?

1. 0
2. 4,491
3. 7,215
4. 8,173
5. 11,110
6. 13,974
7. 16,527
8. 16,527
9. 20,411
10. 21,004
11. 23,334
12. 25,351
13. 26,158
14. 26,158
15. 26,158
16. 29,239
17. 32,488
18. 34,496
19. 36,228
20. 40,026
21. 40,026
22. 40,026
23. 40,452
24. 44,584
25. 45,461
26. 48,575
27. 50,106
28. 50,106
29. 50,106
30. 50,220

So, I think that day four was the only day that I really felt like I would rather gargle battery acid than write in my novel. That isn't to say that I did not have bad days; no, I had plenty of them (as you can see by the incremental changes in word counts some days listed above). But I pushed through, everyday, and I simply wrote. 

What have I learned through this crazy process, through this month? I have learned that, even when you do not feel like it, or you don't particularly like what you have written so far, push through it, write harder, more, and in the end, you will have something to work with.

I hope that you will continue writing, keep the momentum, and churn out your next masterpiece. Next November cannot come quickly enough!

Until the next time,

Happy Writing!


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