Woohoo! I just completed Camp Nanowrimo 2015, writing an extra 50,000 words on my novel SPECTRAL IRON! And, for special bonus points, I basically ran out of novel – I finished the end to end rough draft a few days ago, and to get the final few thousand words I had to actually go back through and start fleshing out and polishing! Double woohoo!
This makes this not just the eleventh time I’ve finished Nanowrimo, it makes it the first time I’ve finished a novel during the month. This draft will need a heck of a lot of editing, but it is finished end to end and I had to come up with some very inventive stuff to get it there in the month – which, as always, is the beauty of Nanowrimo.
As you can see, I spent most of this month in the red, because I started off dealing with nine kinds of crazy. I actually can’t remember all the stuff that happened – I remember editing on LIQUID FIRE and nonsense at work and disasters at home and a truly horrific tax situation – or wait, i do remember it all, I just don’t want to.
Regardless, I was able to power through in three big chunks, getting close to 3000 words a day most days and 4000 to 5000 words a day when i really cut loose. And some of the things I discovered as I churned forward, cleaning up the plot, took the book from “where is this going” to “I can’t do that, can I?” to “O.M.G. that’s an AMAZING idea!” which I now love.
Lots to do to clean this up. Can’t really show an excerpt – all of this stuff is too near the end of the book. Spoilers.
But still … viiictory.
Now, on to the edits of … THE CLOCKWORK TIME MACHINE! After a nap.