NaNo is finished.
And I am FINISHED with NaNo.
It felt really, super, crazy good to finish something.
I wish that meant I finished my novel, but it doesn’t.
At the end count, I had 51,196 words, but only about 39,000 of those will probably make it into the actual novel, and I’ll still need about 30,000 more to finish. But to be honest, I’m relieved to be done with the rush. It feels good now to savor the process of writing each chapter.
Careful and slow is my new motto.
I’m starting to understand that there are a million ways to write a novel, and you’ll probably end up using half of them at one point or another.
That’s okay, too.
In the meantime, there’s a new short up in the Unrelated Shorts tab. It’s a three-minute fairy tale. (Apparently that three minute bar suits my short attention span as a writer. It is what it is.)
Thanks for cheering me on!
Now I will mount my virtual trophy on the sidebar.