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!
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment