I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. November has been probably the craziest month for writing I’ve ever had. My first attempt at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month – goal 50,000 word first draft written in one month) is successful! I officially submitted my terrible draft (it really is, but don’t worry – come January, I get to fix it!), and now I get a break.
I was truly stretched in my writing. There were days when I looked at the screen and said no way. 2,000 words today? 20,000 to go? With work going on or Thanksgiving around the corner? But amazingly, new ideas came and the words were added.
On top of that, I completed a revision of my work in progress, The Breakout, which won the speculative fiction category contest for Novel Rocket last month. I’ll find out in a couple of weeks if it wins the overall. Fingers crossed! But whatever happens, it’s a much stronger manuscript and I’m excited about that.
And I have to give a shout out to my awesome husband who put up with my crazy writing overload – thanks, Matt! He even made some amazing Star Wars pies for Thanksgiving – they were soooo good!
So, now for a break and to enjoy the holidays. I need to find some coffee. And back to blogging next month!
How about you guys – any updates on your NaNoWriMo sprint?