So, November is over and so is NaNo for another year. And how did I do? Frankly, not ever close to what I wanted to accomplish. I had about 35,000 words for Rachel (my character in my WIP) at the beginning of November. I ended it with about 50,000. Which isn’t horrible but I really hoped I’d have around 65 to 70,000 and a completed novel.
November proved to be an obscenely busy month and since I didn’t take my goals that seriously I wasted opportunities. On the plus side, I wrote some really great scenes, I made other parts more consistent with the overall theme and I fleshed out chapters. I still have almost all of Rachel’s final leap to write plus the conclusion but that particular section has been dancing in my head for months. I know EXACTLY how it will end. It’s working up to that point that is giving me grief
Sometimes I wonder if I’m avoiding writing those last scenes because I kind of don’t want this story to end. I’ll miss Rachel and Seraphina. They’ve been so much fun to write the past year or so.
But I suppose I shouldn’t be so selfish. I should share, that’s what I keep trying to tell my 4 year old, so I need to get the story done and sent out into the world so you all can enjoy it too.
And with that I have officially declared December to be my own personal #NaNo continuation. I’ll keep focused on Rachel and fingers crossed get the story done by the New Year.
Wish me luck! And congratulations to all of you who won NaNo this year. It’s a great accomplishment.