I am delighted to announce, I've completed NaNoWriMo, Yay! I made it across the finish line a day early. It's been a marathon of words, there have been many highs and lows along the way. Congratulations to all the other wrimos out there who are most likely lying down, taking a well deserved break now.
Some of you will know its my second attempt at the challenge, I won last year, although it was a very different experience to this year. Things have been very intense, and finally I think, I can say I've switched off my internal editor, as well as learning to write through particularly difficult times.
I've had a few days when I've been bone tired, and rather than fall asleep over the keyboard, I've caved in, packed the laptop away, and gone to bed. Catching up wasn't nearly as bad as I expected either, as I overwrote quite a bit in the early days. Hindsight, is a wonderful thing, so I knew what to expect this year..
I tracked my progress, and kept statistics on words per day, per hour, and even had a column for mood. Which is really important. To keep my energy levels high, I tried to keep a healthy selection of snacks to hand, such as apples, satsumas and popcorn! Drinks were either tea, or cider.
Interestingly, I did all my words at home this time, where as last time I moved about quite a lot. It wasn't easy, but in the main, I enjoyed writing this novel very much, and now the skeleton is written down. There is a lot to do on it without a doubt, but I have something I can work on, and develop.
It won't be done this month. December will be spent catching up with real life stuff - I have neglected!