I did it! I won Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) for the second year in a row! I reached the 50,000 word goal on November 21, 2016. However, I finished the actual story on Saturday, November 26th with a final total of 58,547 words. I participated in three Nano sprints this year. They were my first three ever. This year, I made it a goal to write 2000 or more words a day to meet the 50,000 word goal by the end of November. With my daily word goal working for me, I woun
Lots of writing happening this week. At the end of Sunday, my Nano word count is at 48,808. I should reach the 50,000 mark tomorrow. The manuscript will still have a little ways to go after that, but the Nano goal will be reached. I’ll continue to write the story until the draft is complete. The story itself is coming together and I’m in the process of killing off my first character ever. I’ve been struggling with it a bit. It has been an emotional journey for me to do. It
Here is my Nanowrimo writing update for week #2. Living the writer’s dream. Buckling down and writing a first draft of a YA/MG novel in 30 days with many others trying to do the same thing world wide. It isn’t for everyone. But things are working pretty good for me. This is the second year that I have participated in Nano. This year I have developed some writing habits that seem to be working well for me. They are improvements and changes from the way that I did it last year.