Friday, November 27, 2009

50,000 words


I've written 50,000 words during November 2009. I'm an official "winner" in the NaNoWriMo challenge!

I have a first draft novel and a complete story, although the last 20 pages are just outline. And I will have a lot of work to make this novel into a readable story, because it is very messy with lots of continuity issues.

On the other hand, like my other novels before it, it was great fun writing. My characters revealed surprising things about themselves that I didn't know. They insisted on doing things about which I have no knowledge (so research was required and more is needed). And I experienced the real thrill of writing when I uncovered motivations I didn't know existed, found bits of humor that played out in surprising ways, and even found a use for the timeline in the affirming resolution of the story.

Oh yeah.

I wrote a novel in November. So what did you do this month?


Maureen Hume said...

Congratulations, that's huge! 50.000 words is a massive effort, it sounds relatively easy in theory but the reality is it's flipping hard work. You must be jazzed now it's done. Any hints on your new novel's content?

Samatakah said...

Wow! Congratulations!

I helped give away 500+ turkeys this month, on Tuesday and Wednesday. That's what I did.

I attempted NaBloPoMo but failed this year, but I don't feel too badly about that.

Samatakah said...

(Sorry about the double post)

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Saipan Writer said...

Wow, Samatakah! I think your accomplishments far outweigh my puny 50,000 words!

A belated Happy Thanksgiving!