I finished NaNoWriMo

…but I’m not finished. I spent the last few days of November feeling like I was on a hamster wheel. I wasn’t sure where or how to weave the ending together. Then NaNo ended and I realized I was free to start editing.

I went to page one and started reading. I thought if I went back to the beginning and remembered what I wanted out of this story, I would know where to finish.

It worked. I don’t have all the answers but I feel better about it and I’m back in tune with my characters. It’s a relief to not have that daily word count looming over my head. I took a couple of days off then started reading, not red pen reading, just reading.

Thanks to all my NaNoWriMo buddies for taking the journey with me. I couldn’t have finished without you. I enjoyed the month but I’m also glad it’s over. Now I can work at a more comfortable pace and make this story something to be proud of.

15 thoughts on “I finished NaNoWriMo

  • DS

    Woot! Woot! You go girl. Now you have ten months and 28 days to write your ending and whip that thing into shape before you have to start all over with a new NaNoWriMo adventure.

    • Does the editing ever get done? Does the editing ever get done? I thought about asking that question for every unfinished WIP but I won’t put you through that.
      Thanks! Are you ready for next year?

  • Yah Dayner!! I’m glad you got off the hampster wheel and have something you are proud of. Great job!!

  • Congrats. I have yet to participate. Kudos to anyone who does.

  • Shaddy

    Way to go, Dayner!!
    It’s interesting to hear all the different ways there are to write and edit our novels. Best wishes to you as you continue to work on yours.

  • Yay! I was worried you’d wait until 11:59 PM on November 30 to submit your writing to NaNo and find out that their server crashed or something. Congratulations and glad to see you back in blog-land.

  • Congratulations! Now the fun part: editing. 🙂

  • Way to go Dayner! I haven’t tried NaNo yet, but as hard as it is for me to put two sentences together, I can imagine how hard it would be pounding out that many words in thirty days. Now relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

    • Thanks, Walk!
      I’ve read some of your stuff, I know your more than capable of putting sentences together. Nice try though… 🙂

  • Happy New Year to you Dayner! I hope all is well with you and your family and you are looking forward to the New Year!

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