I’m willing to bet you’re glad to see the end of them. I’m not a linear writer by any means and tend to write standalone scenes in separate documents and insert them later on. Nightmare you say? Sometimes it is… sometimes it isn’t. In this case it was. Multiple documents, a semi-started manuscript for the sequel to my debut novel. So when I was updating my word counts, I was only including my “new” words. What was there prior to Nov 1st, I always subtracted from my new total and that was the number I posted.
This past week, I had refrained from updating my word count on a daily basis on the NaNo site and now I’m kicking myself in the butt for not doing so. Not that my final total was overly impressive, but when you consider I had a busy month promoting my novel, taking part in events where I could sell myself and my novel, and working full-time (not making excuses), I’m thrilled I got as many words in during the month as I did.
Anyway, I managed 20,024 words which is more than I had at the beginning of November so I’m happy.
I love the idea of NaNoWriMo but with November being such a busy month with the lead up to Christmas, and taking part in BBC Scotland’s Write Here Right Now in February a number of years ago before they changed the format, I think NaNo would be a perfect fit for the after Christmas, winter doldrums…