NaNoWriMo: Nearing the Finish Line

NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016

There are just a few days left in NaNoWriMo 2016.  As of writing this, I am less than 3,000 words away from a win of 50,000 words.  I am by no means near finished with anything.  While I have mostly put aside my work on Northanger Farm, I have had some major developments with the Elementals Series.  Here is what has happened in the last 2 weeks:

  • On November 19, I had a 6,000 word day.  What happened?  I credit it all to our 1st regional Coffee Crawl.  We spent 13 hours jumping from location to location.  I, personally, got 9 hours of writing in.  It was the buffer I needed to both catch up and get ahead for the Thanksgiving week.
  • I discovered bullet journaling this past week and now I am completely distracted with it.  I considered adding a NaNoWriMo spread, but opted to just work forward.  That being said, come April, if I am still using a bullet journal, I probably will have one.
  • In an unexpected bonus, I was quite productive during Thanksgiving weekend.  On the evening of Thanksgiving I wrote about 2,500 words in a little over an hour.  I wrote through something that had been in my head for a week, but had not gotten to.  I just stopped what I had been working on, picked up this thread, and went with it.
  • On Sunday I got about 3,000 words written in 4 hours at a Write-In.  By this point in the month I am often alone at these events.  Today not only were there 6 of us there writing, but a SIPA writer showed up and, although he was not officially participating in NaNoWriMo, he wrote with us a little.  Also, one long time participant, who was there to write his NaNoWriMo novel, wrote with a friend of his, but did work on his novel.  It was so energizing to have so many people so late in the month.
  • At this point I have enough to start moving forward on the Elementals series, at least for books 1 and 2.  I have to flesh out books 3 and 4 a bit more and follow up on book 5.  As I write things in these detailed outlines, I know there are aspects of the back story in there, but I am not sure if these need to be told within the plot of the book.  I may not be done with it all by the time I reach 50,000 words, but I have enough to put it aside for a while.
  • I am ready to get back to editing novel #2 and promoting Modern Persuasion.  There are only 4 months left!

There are still 2.5 days left and 3,000 words left to write.  More in December!  I think this month is going to end in ways I am not expecting!

0 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: Nearing the Finish Line

  1. You are at the finish line, so don’t slow down. I write all the time journal, music , novels and so on. I don’t think I am any where close to 50,000. Not even 10,000. So hang in there and keep going. BTW I enjoyed rereading Northhanger with everyone. Will there be another? And, I received my goodies. Sande Riggs

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