I won! This is my first time doing nano and I won! I'm pretty excited. My novel isn't finished, but it's the fastest I've ever written, and the longest thing I've ever written. It's also pretty far from what I thought it would be when I started, lol. I haven't titled it yet, I didn't want to before I won but I guess I can start thinking about that now! :D
I finally managed to come from behind after nearly a week of no writing over the Thanksgiving vacation. Since Sunday afternoon, I wrote almost 15,000 words and hit the 50K mark today. I didn't know if I could do it at all, and I surprised myself by finishing a day early! This is awesome because it's the first NaNo I've finished since 2003! My novel is not finished, but I know it's more than half over now and I feel like I can keep doing this now.
I wanted to pass on my encouragement to everyone else out there who is still struggling to write. You guys can do this! Just keep on plugging away, and you'll be amazed at what you can do! Even if you don't make it to the number that you hoped, I bet you will still be surprised at yourself for how much progress you do manage to make. I've gotten here because I had a lot of support online and offline, so now I want to be your cheerleader, too.
I crested the 51K mark tonight and between illness and losing my computer I didn't think I would make it. I'm grateful for all the encouragement I got along the way. To those of you down to the wire, keep trying. It can be done.
This was my first year doing NaNoWriMo. Earlier this year I finished my first novel, an urban fantasy that took me three months for the first draft and is currently on its sixth (and final?) polished draft to get ready for agent querying.
Since that project was out of the way, and I had a novella idea I wanted to try, I decided to use the structure of NaNoWriMo to get a daily wordcount. I was shooting for 30,000...but I HAVE FINISHED NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH AS A WINNER!
Open Office says 51,414 and NaNo's site verification says 50,122. (Really don't like the discrepancy, grrr.) Either way, I'm a winner!
I still have about 8 more outline points to go (so, 14,000 words?) and then I'll be truly done with the first draft. Then its onwards to redrafting, critiques, editing, round and round until a final draft can be accomplished. I'm very happy to have succeeded in my first NaNoWriMo ever. This was fun!
23:59:59 (11:59:59pm) tonight marks the end of NaNoWriMo and I still have 46,534 words to write!
That's right, 46,534 words that I haven't written yet.
It was my first attempt this year, and even though I've failed, it was such a busy month this year, and, well, I've made too many excuses for why I haven't finished, when, logically, I could have managed it. It was going quite well on Day 2, when I reached 3466 words. And then I didn't write any more. I tried to write, but I couldn't. Stupid homework.
Well, I hope it has gone better for others and CONGRATULATIONS to any winners out there! Maybe it'll be me next year...
Yes, I am going to attempt NaNoWriMo again next year, let's just hope it goes better than this year!
Hit 50 thousand and change last night and went to quickly validate in case it was all a dream. Sprinted 11 thousand plus words last night fueled by many cups of coffee and I think I might have been hallucinating towards the end there. There are still large gaps where I've written: "Somehow, get from here to there with ... a herring!" But it's a first draft, and that's all I ask from the process.
Congrats to my fellow Wrimos, whether you made it or not, this is still an amazing achievement. From posting on my FB and LJ, I know there are still lots of people out there who "always wanted to do that" when there's not really anything stopping you from trying except, well, nothing! Good luck to my fellow sprinters, there's nothing like a deadline to hit the panic button on the old creativity machine.
I won't be able to hit the NaNoWriMo deadline this year. I've had too many other commitments, too much stress, and my job also added to the mix of not being able to finish. I still have 3K-some-odd words, which is where I was at...ah, let's see...two weeks ago. -facepalm- I can still finish this novel! -nodnod- I just can't do it in one day, seeing as NaNoWriMo is over at 11:59:59 PM today. Thank you, many, MANY times over, to everyone who encouraged me, and good luck to those who do or did indeed finish. I know I'll see your names on the covers of books I find at Barnes and Noble in the very near future. :) Take care. :)
I've always been a procrastinater, but I thought I'd have plenty of NaNo. Getting an incredibly hectic job didn't help, planning to travel overseas for half a year didn't, yet the fact I was in hospital today doesn't effect me? What is this I don't even!
In any case, I was never planning on 50k (once I started working anyway - working and packing a house X.x). I planned 25k and I'm half way there so in the few hours I've had to work on this, I'm pretty chill with that!
For all of you who are still struggling, give it your all! You're still going to be ahead than when you started! For everyone who has hit 50K and kept going - you guys are seriously brill. Hope you do just as well next year!
Let's try and get as much done in the last day (wherever you are) as we can~!
I was kind of behind going into Thanksgiving with plans to catch up over the long weekend. Thursday went OK. But on Friday night my grandfather died. I didn't get all that much done over the rest of the weekend. Now I'm at 34140, and I have to make up all the homework I didn't do over the weekend which is a lot, and I basically don't stand a chance to win. So I'm thinking of adjusting my goal. Possibly to 40K. Thoughts?