Friday, December 5, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014 Wrap Up!

Novermeber is over! It's now December! These are very obvious facts! Anyway, since November is over that means NaNoWriMo has come to a's sad, bittersweet and leaves you feeling exhausted. I am feeling all those things right now, plus excitement because....Christmas!

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!

Final stats:

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?


  1. I'm happy to hear that it went so well for you. Now comes the hard part - revisions! But don't give up!

    1. Thank you! Yes, never give up, never surrender! Easy now, not so much once I actually get knee deep in revisions! =)

  2. I'M SO PROUD OF YOU :D :D wow 99K words in a month?? I can't even manage that because there's school and homework, then I get writer's block, haha! I used to write everyday, but I can only manage around 1000 words. But seriously though - WHAT YOU DID IS AMAZING! Did you really finish the novel? I wanna read it, haha :D This is an achievement!

    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, I don't think I could do it if I actually had other commitments like school, luckily I don't! And 1000 a day is really good, I honestly don't know how I did 18k in one day...and to do that you literally have to write all day with basically no breaks! Plus, I can't keep that up, usually I'm good to do about 2 or 3k a day, unless I want to forgo sleep altogether!

      And yes, I did finish the novel, it just needs edits and revisions! What some might call the hardest parts!

      Thanks and if you're really interested in reading it, I'm actually going to be looking for beta readers soon!