That was one beastly month; so much so that it's taken me until now to make my third post about it. It's about time I wrapped this thing up, so I'm going to do that while I sit here and get fat on pumpkin bread. Don't judge me.
I finished NaNoWriMo with over 52,000 words, and can consider myself a "winner." I won NaNo! :-)
I even ordered a tee shirt which should be getting here soon. I'm going to rock that shirt in all my nerdy, writery glory at the gym.
I think I got a lot more out of it than I thought I would (see my post NaNoWriMo Insanity Part 2), but I wouldn't necessarily do it again. Because I was working on a re-write, I already had a lot of the word count done...it just needed some serious work. If I did it with a completely new piece, I think my brain might explode. But seriously, if I was working on something new, I would have to do a hard-core chapter-by-chapter outline for it so I would be able to complete my word count for the month. And, quite honestly, I'm not interested in doing that.
Was it worth it? For me, yes, absolutely. It was something I wanted to do for me. I wanted to see if I could do it; something I wanted to prove to myself. Was I capable of writing a good chunk of a novel in a month? Yes. And I'm happy I did it.
Have I finished my re-write? No. But I'll get to it. Right now I'm actually working on an erotic short story for a submissions call that intrigued me. I also want to finish my short novel that I've been working on since the freaking beginning of time. I have my edits back from Shelley and Traci (the lovely lady who was "location picking" for me...totally recommend that if you can), but I haven't polished my manuscript or done anything with it since I've gotten their feedback. And if I ever want that thing to see the light of day, I'd better get on that.
How'd NaNo go for you? Did you win?