Thursday, November 30, 2006

NaNoWriMo Wrap-up

I know, I disappeared. No, Nano didn't eat my soul, but life got a little hectic and I decided any free seconds needed to be spent writing. For that reason, I am way behind on my own blogging and have a lot of catching up to do on the blogs that I usually visit.

It's almost 7pm on November 30th and here is my Nano word count:
Zokutou word meter
50,112 / 50,000

So, now it's time to do a happy dance because I finished, but at the same time hang my head because my wordcount is only half my goal for the month. Also, I finished almost a week later than I did last year. *shame*

Really, it's all my fault that 50k took me this long. Everything that could get in my way this month did (which was mostly myself) and I'll add updates about some of it later.

After a couple days down, I plan to edit the mess, and will probably lose around 10k. Eeps, does that still mean I wrote as much? This story has been fighting me every step of the way, it's going to be something to actually finish it... but I will. Who wants to have our own mini Nano in January?

Well, now to dance around my living room over finishing and indulge in some down time, food, and maybe a movie with the hubby. Hope everyone else out there doing well.

Goodbye November!


fred charles said...

Congrats. Typical writer; you finish a contest that most people fail at and you still are beating yourself up for not writing more, lol.

Great job!

Rebecca said...

I'd be up for a mini NANO if it was like 1000 word count :)
Congrats on winning!

Rachel Vincent said...

I meant to congratulate you on winning NaNo. So, congratulations.

I'm going to be doing a sort of JaNo in January--assuming I get the rewrite of my WIP done by then. Which isn't looking good so far... ;-(

Kalayna-Nicole Price said...

Thanks everyone!

Fred: Yes, I guess writers are a twisted little bunch...

Becca: hmm... 1k might be a little too short.

Rachel: Good luck with the rewrite! (I saw the good news about your agent liking it, so I'm sure that gave you fuel for editing.) Hey, maybe we can get a whole blog circle to do Jano?