Today is December 1st, which means two things. First, Christmas is in 24 days! Hooray! Secondly, it means that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has finished.
As indicated in my last post about NaNoWriMo, I was trying to write over 63,000 words. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words of a project in a month.
How did I do? I reached 27,679 words, which is not even close to the minimum word count.
Part of it was that I was really slacking in the last week. I had some sort of respiratory bug last week, mainly a sore throat. While having a sore throat doesn’t take away my ability to write, it does take away my motivation to do much else but play Pokemon Moon (Side note: I chose Rowlett).
However, I still had projects to do for the various outlets I write, volunteer, and produce for. Those are time sensitive projects, so I wanted to get those out of the way.
The other reason why I didn’t reach that desired word count was that I found myself just slugging along because I know it’s the end of the book and that I just want to finish it. I mean, it took me five years to get to this point so I would like to publish this before I turn 30 and think my story is awful.
Regardless, I was able to reflect on things I’ve noticed about the NaNoWriMo experience, so I thought I’d share them.
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