Oh the relief!
NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month. The month of November when you try and write 50,000 words of a novel in just 1 MONTH!
So, this is my wrap-up post, I will discuss my book a little bit, my final stats, and a few other writing related things. So, if you only follow this blog for my book reviews, feel free to skip this post!
Words Written On The Last Day Of NaNoWriMo: 18,666
Total words written: 99,881
18,000 words in one day. My best ever. I don't honestly know how I'm not dead. If you are wondering how I did this, I don't know. That's not entirely true, I was very determined, because no way was the month going to end and my novel not be finished. Having said that, I originally thought my novel was only going to 75,000 words total. But novel's are pesky little devils and they never listen to your careful planning, they don't care if they kill you because you haven't slept enough or are maybe overdosing on coffee, they don't care. They just demand to be written!
While I'm still exhausted I really did enjoy NaNoWriMo. I may have neglected my blog, and my blogger friends by not commenting and posting enough. And I maybe didn't get nearly enough sleep, but I did have fun. I had fun talking to new and old writer friends on Twitter, and watching awesome NaNoWriMo videos on YouTube, and, of course, writing my novel.
My novel. This World In Gray. I loved writing it, so much. It was both the easiest book I've ever written and the hardest. It was so very different from everything I've ever written and it was just a great experience. I think it's probably the most meaningful book I've ever written, and I feel very proud of myself for writing it, and even though I know it still has it's problems I still really really love it and am so excited to continue working on it, with edits and revisions.
So, I think that's about it! NaNo is over and I'm going to start working on some revisions, am currently working on catching up on blog posts and reading and also...Christmas!
Tell me, how'd you spend your month?