Hello, it’s the final IWSG Day of the year! And some year it’s been. Together, not only we went through the highs and lows and insecurity of our writing. We also had to deal with a pandemic. But we hung in there together. Thanks for bringing us together goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.
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So what’s going on with me this month?
Well, NaNoWriMo ended two days ago but not for me. I’m continuing NaNo into December.
And with 17,569 to go to reach my personal word count goal.
My first two weeks of NaNoWriMo went pretty well. With a daily word count goal of 500 words a day I expected to write 7,000 words. In fact, I actually wrote 7,671 words.
Alas, that didn’t last long.
By the start of the middle of NaNoWriMo my word count started dipping. Worse, my inner editor decided to make its voice heard. Loud. I’ve been able to deny the urge to go back and edit things by inserting notes to go back to later. Seems to please my inner
demon, ahem, editor for the moment.
I ended the third week of NaNoWriMo 728 words below my weekly word count goal. By the final week of NaNo, my word count dipped atrociously. And wrote 1,700 words below my weekly word count goal.
I started NaNoWriMo with a bang and ended it on a whimper. But I’m not down for the count. I’m near the middle of my story. And will continue to try hard to ignore my inner editor. Insert any new scenes, edits or revisions in notes. Then focus on writing the falling action part of the urban fantasy. Until I can finally write two special words by the end of December. ‘The End.’
How was NaNoWriMo? What are your post-NaNoWriMo plans? Are you participating in #PitMad tomorrow?