#NaNoWriMo is over! It started like this… with an idea. If you were really organized, you had an outline done ahead of time.
and you worked like this… getting all those lovely words down ‘on paper’.
had moments like this… when your imaginary friends quit talking to you.
overcame them and wrote like this… when the voices got over their snit and started talking again.
and at the end of it all, you look like this… frazzled, feeling punchy and starving!
I didn’t set out at the beginning of November to complete 50,000 words in the month. What I wanted to do was write every day (something that I’ve not always made time for).
I might not have a ‘winner’ badge for having my numbers crunched by the #NaNo algorithm and having the minimum number of 50,000 but I consider myself a winner because I achieved everything I wanted to in the month.
At 3:39 yesterday afternoon, I had completed 21,813 words… I’ve got my beginning and my middle, but I still don’t know how my magnum opus is going to end. That is really unusual for me. Under normal circumstances I know the ending and write it first. Then I have the fun of getting there. I’m in uncharted waters here and I’m not sure I’m liking it.
I didn’t outline and as I wrote merrily away, I discovered major flaws in my logic. Oh well, scenes can be cut and pasted and new transitions between them written, not to mention returning the array of plot bunnies that will undoubtedly be released to run amok safely to their warren.
So, how did your #NaNoWriMo month go?