Monday, November 24, 2008

The End!

Nearly 66,000 words in 23 days. Woo hoo!

This was an exhilarating process. The book essentially followed my outline, though it reach the mile markers in much different ways than I expected. I grew weary in the middle, disenchanted with the shape of the story, and disheartened that it was a lot of movement and interaction without much depth or meaning.

Surprisingly, plugging on to the end was extremely effective. The very last paragraph I wrote somehow summed up the meaning I was after. Now, armed with my handy NanoNotes document where I stuck every revision idea that occurred to me, I should be able to rework it into something a little more satisfying.

Funny how one goal flows into the next. First it was 50,000 words in November. Then, when I hit that last Monday, the goal was to finish the story in November.

Now that it's done, I want to reach a cohesive second draft before my brithday... And after nano, I know I can get it done!


jchart said...

Well done! That's fantastic that you've finished, and ahead of time as well.
Can't wait to hear how the revisions go, it's wonderful that NaNo has given you the boost that you needed.

Anna said...

excellent!! NANO really is a great way to get that flow going.

now, the sky's the limit!!


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