And I managed to win! It was looking kind of sketchy for a few days there, but I wrote over 50,000 words in one month.

You can definitely see when that third week slump hit. I didn’t even go anywhere for Thanksgiving, and I still  managed to write almost nothing that whole weekend. Shame one me.

So next, I’ll take a break from the story and then come back in a month or so to start editing and fleshing it out a bit more and sending it off to friends for suggestions. I really do like the story I ended up with, so I’m hoping to go somewhere with it. It’s a nice little YA, and was a lot of fun to write. Though also very hard, as all first drafts are. My internal editor never wants to told to shut up, so November is a real exercise in self control.

One of the prizes for finishing is getting five printed copies of your book in print from CreateSpace if you buy a proof, and I’m trying to decide what to do with that. I might use it for the book I’m currently shopping around just because that would be fun. I’ve let my winner rewards expire every other time I’ve won NaNo, and I don’t want to do that this year.

Oh, except for Scrivener. I did use the half off discount because I looove that program. So great for keeping everything organized and all in one place.

So! Congrats to all the winners, and even if you didn’t win, if you wrote even a hundred words, you’re further off than you were when you started! Go eat some pizza.


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