My final NaNoWriMo update for 2012

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…



3 thoughts on “My final NaNoWriMo update for 2012”

  1. I hope your NaNo project was another book featuring ‘moi’? You’ve had a great November on many fronts so don’t feel bad about not getting to 50K words.

  2. I agree, Melanie. I too would like it better if NaNoWriMo was in February instead of November….November is way too busy a month for me! Plus, this year my husband has been very ill so I could not complete NaNoWriMo. Told them this, and also told them that I will do it again next year. But I am hoping they change it from November to February!

  3. I wonder how many other NaNo participants feel the way we do, Rosanne. If there’s enough of us then maybe the time will be changed to a different month – preferably after the Christmas rush is over and winter has closed in around us.

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