November 30, 2016

The NaNoWriMo Wrap...

Weeks one and two I moved through my days pretty well 
and had hope of staying on track 
and then week 3... 
and Thanksgiving 
and traveling to see my parents 
and my daughter 
and not wanting to have my head buried in my 
computer while I spent time with them...
Yeah, all that happened.

I ended up with almost 28,000 words when it was all said and done.
I did a ton of research on the history for my timeline.
I developed some characters.
I wrote some tragedy and joy.
I did some virtual write-ins on YouTube at the NaNoWriMo channel.
I read about the writing process... a lot!
I am developing goals for more writing in 2017.
I am toying with the idea of taking a real live creative writing class.
I will do this again next year.  

I knew by about Saturday/Sunday this past weekend that I was just done for right now.  
I have a super full plate this week and just knew it was not conducive to big chunks of writing time.  So, I put away the big file on my computer with all the writing and research and will use it all at some point if for no other reason than to give me a place to restart and a list of characters to develop more deeply.  

Well, that is it... I did not "win" but I grew as a person and a writer and that really was the point for me this time around.  Time to regroup and make a plan for December.  

The adventures are not over... there is much more to do.

Onward and upward my friends!

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