I Won! #NaNoWinner2018

So – this happened yesterday.  I topped out at 50,985 words.  Never again will I say 500 words per day is about all I can do.   Some days, that may feel true – but when I push myself (and have the right playlist), I know what I’m capable of.

I’m giving myself some time off to get caught up on things around the house, finish Christmas shopping, and read (I’m so behind on ARCs) – and then the massive edits begin.  I may have nearly 51k words, but it’s out of order, names may or may not have changed midway, plot points took on a life of their own and went in different directions – basically it’s a pile of incoherent ideas and sentences that need to be whipped into shape.  But I finished.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!


50 thoughts on “I Won! #NaNoWinner2018

    1. This was my first try, Marcia, and it was a tough commitment. I skipped a few days with Thanksgiving, but made it up on other days. Whether you finish or not, getting words on the paper is an accomplishment to be proud of.

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  1. YAY! Congratulations, Teri. I know exactly what you mean about the finished ms being a mess. A Thousand Yesteryears was the first and only time I ever won NaNo and it was a hodgepodge of ideas when it was done, but it was a springboard to the finished manuscript. One of these days I would love to try NaNo again.

    Enjoy your break. You deserve it!!

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  2. Yay, congratulations!

    Funny about the plot getting a little twisted and ending up with some inconsistencies. Last night I had my protag pick up her sword. Oops, I forgot it was back in the briars, underneath the witch’s corpse! I have 500 words left. I’m gonna make it.

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  3. We already talked about this, but oh my can I relate, Teri. The condition of your ms made me laugh, only because mine is the same, even names changing half way through! It’s quite an accomplishment though, isn’t it? I’m going to do another one in January on my own. 🙂

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