Monday, December 13, 2010

#NaNoWriMo Results

Well as you can see from the widget on the left side of my blog my attempt to write 50000 words during NaNoWriMo failed. I ended the month with 24385 words. So what happened? I was on pace until I had to work a few overnight shifts at work. This threw off my groove and that was immediately followed by family coming in for thanksgiving. By the time the family left, I have four days to write 25000+ words. I was exhausted and had to go back to work immediately the next day so I was forced to throw in the towel.

In spite of falling short of my goal, I feel very good about what I achieved in NaNoWriMo. I wrote 24000 words in roughly 15 days. I learned that I enjoy writing YA and that I find writing first person easier than writing third person. I learned that when I write I do not have to reinvent the wheel or write the great American novel, I just have to write a story.

I had a wonderful NaNoWriMo experience and I can't wait to do it again next year. Although I may do it in October instead of November.

As for what happened to my NaNoWriMo project. I sent the first 25k to my CP and I am going to try to get to 50k by the end of the year. I will keep you posted.


  1. As long as you're happy, whatever! Nice to see you back again!!

  2. Ooh, crap, I forgot to print that out today. Remind me if you are at work tomorrow!! I'm proud of you for writing- you had been in a slump for a while, so its awesome you took it back up with so much gusto. Just keep it up, keep those words flowing!

  3. Hmm..I think you should call this post "I learned what my wife has been telling me!;)" You enjoy YA, you just have to write a story, and you just need to make time for it! Keep it up and make your wife happy!!

  4. I am a new follower! YEAY!!! Hope you will stop by my blog and follow back!

    Emma Michaels

  5. These are great results - not the word count necessarily (although I think that's great, too) but the fact that you're writing something you really enjoy. Good luck finishing (and yes, it's crazy that NaNo is during the start of holiday season)!!