Monday, January 07, 2008

whatever happened to NaNoWriMo?

As reported, I did attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. The result? I did it, and I didn't even half kill myself in the process. Fifty thousand and change, actually.

I created a story I like and a handful of characters who kept me hugely entertained. I think I can whip it into shape for submission... eventually.

Therein lies the rub. I have never finished a book in such bad shape (and I've finished 15 since the fateful day I started writing at the age of twelve or so, so that's saying something). Will I ever do NaNoWriMo again? Quite possibly not. It's a lot easier to pour 50,000 words onto a screen than it is to mop up the spills later.


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