Today I finished my NaNoWriMo book at 51,227 words.
First and foremost, I want to thank my husband for his support and understanding. I quit my full time job back in December so I could focus more on my writing and he had supported me this entire time. Every time I was feeling un-motivated, he was always there to give me the push I needed. Thank you Will for your love and support!
NaNoWriMo still has 9 days left… What will I be doing?
I will be using this time to review my work and making revisions, edits, and corrections. There are many great publishing opportunities to the winners of NaNo and I want to be certain that my work is at its best.
What did I enjoy most about NaNoWrimo 2013?
This was my first Nano. I hit the ground running at midnight on November 1st. I most enjoyed updating my word count each. I found it really helpful to know the pace at which I was writing and my expected date of completion based on that pace.
What would I do differently if I had a chance to go back?
I would definitely plan more. I had more of an outline than some fellow competitors I met, but I also suffered tremendous plot changes. In the future I would prefer to have a better layout of the story before beginning.
What was most surprising about my NaNoWriMo experience?
I was most surprised by what I was able to accomplish in such a short timeframe. Competition really gets me going, I was impressed by myself every step of the way.
Would I recommend NaNoWriMo?
I have been recommending NaNo left and right since I began. It has been and amazing experience for me and I think anyone who has even the slightest interest in writing should give it a shot.
If anyone would like to review my rough draft, it can be found here: http://authors.tablo.com.au/nanowrimo/Mzk1MA==