End of National Novel Writing Month

The last day of November…Its gone by pretty slowly to me. Mostly because I spent almost everyday trying to finish my novel for NaNoWriMo. I am so glad its finally the end of the month! However, I had a great time writing.  I turned off my inner editor and let my imagination take over. The NaNoWriMo goal is 50,000 words in 30 days and I’m happy to report that I was able to write 63,000. (probably would have been more if I didn’t take a few days off:) I reached the 50,000 mark within 19 days. It feels good to reach my goal and to go above it!

Now that the first draft of my novel is finished, I plan to put it away for a couple of weeks and spend my time reading the work of others. I went to the library and checked out a book of short stories. I think that should keep me busy for awhile and help me get some distance from my own book. Then sometime next year I hope to revise and edit but more on that later…

Writing 50,000 words wasn’t hard for me this year, but making time to write certainly was! I intend to continue disciplining myself to make time to write. And I’ve learned that it doesn’t have to be thousands of words a day. I just need to get something on the page.

Don’t forget to write something day! 🙂