I did it! I wrote 50,000 words in the month of November! I’m officially a National Novel Writing Month winner for 2015! Woo hoo!
But…I didn’t finish the novel.
I’m so close! NaNo WriMo has really taught me to just forge ahead. It reminds me of piano lessons I used to take. Whenever I’d mess up, I’d stop and start over. My teacher would rap on my knuckles with a rolled up newspaper and command me to continue with the song even if I played a wrong note or chord.
So I learned to keep going, even if it wasn’t perfect, or right. There are lots of scenes I will need to write to fill in the gaps of my 75k+ novel and then there are lots of other scenes I will probably remove or edit down to a smaller size.
But I will have written the essentially the story I wanted to tell and I will know what needs to be changed and where and how it will affect future chapters.
Also passive –> active voice. Writing 50k in a month leads to a LOT of active voice. And some of the Kronk method:
I am SO EXCITED to start the rewrite, guys! But I need to get the first draft done, first. The goal is to have the final scene and the bridge between what I had already written and what I wrote this month done by next Monday. Hopefully there will be celebrations for that post.
See you Thursday for Character Study!