Tuesday, November 30, 2010
50,038 words. 40 days. Writing a novel isn't glamorous. Let me just tell you now. My house is a wreck, I haven't showered today, I'm sick and should be in bed, but I did this. I know how my story ends, I know what Carolyn's motivations are and writing a novel is HARD!!
J and A my hat is off to you both for all you have accomplished. I wish I could tell you it was all magic and light and truly a lot of it is, especially when the characters start writing the story for you, but a lot of it is just hard and if you are a perfectionist like me than the number of words mean infinitely less than the power of those words.
As this is my writing journey for a year, this isn't the end and I even have about 12,000 more words to go to really beef this story up, but I reached my NaNoWriMo goal and it feels fine.
It feels more than fine. Now I'm off to take a nap and shake this cold.