Wait! That was supposed to be: I’m a Winner!
It is 5:48pm 14 November, and I have finally completed National Novel Writing Month!
Sadly, my word count is at 50,269, and I have finished the book to completion. Which means I have a really short book, that may become even shorter after the editing process… Not ideal. Buuuuttttt I’ve done the impossible anyway! Exactly two weeks and I have officially written a novel! Time for a happy dance!
I have some material leftover that I decided to put in the second book. Now I have to wonder if I should just follow the momentum and begin the outline and start writing book 2. I know that means the editing process will take 3 times as long if I do that. But I’m feeling mighty proud and efficient for a change. haha
I’d like to remind anyone out there that is showing any amount of word count envy… I took 1 solid week off work. I didn’t do much more than write during this time, and I still suffered from word count envy myself. Two of my buddies got there before me. In fact, technically, because they live in the U.S., they beat me by more than a day each. Still…. for the first time ever, I can call myself a NaNo winner, and that feels pretty bloody amazing!
If you are struggling with your story or the aforementioned envy, just remember how awesome you are for starting! Everyone I have on my buddy list can easily still win, and because your circumstances are different from mine, I can honestly say you are all doing an incredible job! Keep at it, and finish your word count and your novel beyond that!