Monday 18 November 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013 = done!

Hey! You might have noticed that I was (yet again) MIA last week. But, like always, I have a reason. :P I was super busy adding words to my NaNoWriMo story.
Since I spent the first week of this month working on R1 edits for TORN FROM THE SHADOWS, I fell behind on writing. I mean, really behind. So behind that it took me a few days to actually catch up to the projected goals.

That's why last week I decided to push myself and write as much of the story as I could. I mean, it was crowded inside my head anyway, and was desperately trying to find its way out. The results were crazy. I ended up adding about 7-8k words every day last week, and even squeezed in a couple of thousand over the weekend. Like I said, insane! @_@

But also awesome.
I love it when I'm working on a first draft and the story comes so easily. Love. It.
By this morning, I had just over 2k left to meet the 50k mark. And that's exactly what I did! I've now reached the 50k NaNoWriMo target, and I loved every minute of my writing frenzy. :)

Here's the final word count: 50,168.

I'm very happy with how the story turned out, and had a blast getting to know Taylor and Walsh. They surprised me. A lot. And I look forward to returning to their story when it's time for revision. Actually, if I get a chance this week, I might work through the addition/research list I made.
Hubby's work hours changed last week. He starts really early, which means that I can hit the computer a few hours before I have to get my daughter up for school. Most days, by the time my daughter woke up I'd already added 2k, which makes it a lot easier to produce a high daily word count. Of course my brain hurt at the end of the day, but it was totally worth it!
So, whenever the next round of Sierra edits hits, I'll be ready. But today I think I'll give my brain a bit of a break and work on some small things...
Have a good one!

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