NaNoWriMo is Over For Another Year

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And it’s done and dusted for another year! 50,000 words of my novel has been completed and now my novel is done and is ready for editing! It was seriously a stressful month and I spent so much time writing and scraping my brain for ideas and pushing myself to keep writing.

It was definitely hard to remain motivated and keep to my goals, but I was determined to get 50,000 words done and get my novel completed! It’s not perfect, but it’s done.

Don’t just plan to write — write. It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style.

PD James

It’s hard to write, and it’s hard to smash out a novel in a month. But it definitely can be done. I would have quite a few days when I didn’t want to write, when I wanted to do anything but write. Authors go through times where it’s a chore and a hassle.

But it’s necessary to just write. I had to force myself to sit at my computer and just write. Even if I thought it was stupid or didn’t make sense I would type one word after another and one sentence after the next and just keep writing until I hit each word count.

Sometimes this would give me so much inspiration that I could keep writing past that word count, and sometimes I would be dragging my feet and stop instantly at the word count because I couldn’t do it anymore. It can be a hassle sometimes, but the critical thing is to just write.

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

Louis L’Amour

Once I reached 40,000 words and week 4 my stubbornness kicked in and I had to see NaNoWriMo through and complete my novel. There was no choice once the word count clicked over.

I am really grateful that I completed my novel at finished NaNoWriMo. It was really hard and it was quite stressful to write so much in such a short span of time, but I now have a completed novel over 50,000 words that I can edit over the coming months and perfect.

I managed to see it through and hit my small goals throughout the weeks, which in turn meant that I hit the overarching big goal of 50,000 words. I now have that completed novel and I can’t wait to edit it and start submitting it to publishers!

You must write every single day of your life…You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads…May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.

Ray Bradbury

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