Finished my NaNoWriMo novel draft. Final tally: 80,154.
I think it’s pretty good. I know it’s better now than it was around the 20k mark or so. I’m pretty sure I want to very heavily revise it, including possibly splitting the narrative POV, but that can wait. It’s all rough around the edges but there’s something in there to shine up and make pretty.
For now, though, it’s going to sit for a few weeks before I pick it back up and read it all the way through. I’ll miss it, I think. It’s the most I’ve ever written in a month so I’ve spent several hours a day with these characters so it will be odd to not have to follow them around tomorrow.
So, note for the ages: I finished the very first draft of THEREAFTER on Sunday, November 29th, 2009. We’ll see where it goes from here.
And since I shared my favorite Rapunzel pic found in researching stages earlier, here’s my favorite Little Red Riding Hood, by John Everett Millais:
Paul · November 30, 2009 at 5:20 am
Hurrah, well done! And that’s a *lot* of words in a month. I bet it really will be strange, being just in the real world today.
Steph · November 30, 2009 at 3:13 pm
Woo, congrats! And I really like Little Red Riding Hood!
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