So, I won NaNoWriMo. I wrote over 50,000 words in less than 30 days. In fact, true to my word, I’m still writing, even though I crossed the 50,000 word “finish” line on Thanksgiving (and boy was I thankful!). I’ve earned every Badge available on the NaNoWriMo website except for the last one, which doesn’t seem to be available to “earn” yet — and involves something having to do with revisions. Presumably, that will become available on December 1… I’ll keep you posted as I continue to write in the meantime.
The problem is, my novel, Idle Hands, is longer than 50,000 words. In fact, if you look at my outline below, you’ll see that I was supposed to write the major event (in the center) below, where Fen kills Jacob on the cruise ship, on November 15-18.
But here it is, November 29th, and Fenderson has only JUST admitted to Brad that he killed Jacob, and even so, it’s not entirely clear whether or not he’s telling the truth. So I’m just over 60% of the way done with my novel. Will I have the fortitude to keep writing 2000 words a day until it’s done? Probably not. But will I have the fortitude to keep writing some amount of words every day until it’s done (as I suggested with Wednesday’s post)? I certainly hope so.
At least writing my novel is going better than my OTHER 30-day goal of losing 20 pounds…
Here are my NaNoWriMo stats for November 28:
|Average Per Day||1860|
|Words Written Today||1927|
|Target Word Count||50,000|
|Target ~ Words/Day||1,667|
|Total Words Written||52,085 WINNER|
|At this rate, you’ll finish||27-Nov|
|Words/Day to finish on time||0|