Yep, I wrote 50,625 words on 97 pages! It was hard like you wouldn’t believe but that’s me done. I will quickly share the top things I learned during this process:
- I am as stubborn as a bull!
- It was not that difficult when I got going, but I had several moments where I did not know what will happen next.
- It’s true when they say characters take a life of their own, I tell you. My story did not end the way I thought it would.
- I worried a lot about people’s names and places. I wonder how much that all matters but I can always go back to edit.
- There is still at least two more novels in me. I kept having to separate my thoughts as I was mixing up too many story lines.
- I had a plot and a subplot but at one point, my subplot was overpowering my main plot. My solution was to write it in a way that a sequel novel became inevitable (hehehe!).
- I am exhausted and looking forward to not writing much in December (sorry!).
I need to thank Margaret, Chris Alice, and Fomsky for their overwhelming support. And my husband who still can’t believe I added this extra “thing” to my long list of to-dos; and my mum who called from Nigeria to ask if I did it and my sister who thought it would be a no-brainer for me; and my kids who wondered why I was hitting away on the keyboard but could read the invisible “Writer at Work” sign and just kept walking saying, ‘Mummy is writing a story!’
The winners of the blog contest will be announced on Sunday, 4 December.
Here’s one last NaNoToons for the road:
Thank you very, very much. Over and out!
- NaNoWriMo – The last week (cosytravels.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo a Writing Roler Coaster (lifesmaze.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo Success Story: A Guest Post by Augusto Pinaud (eulana.com)
- #NaNoWriMo Dat 28: Two Days Left. (flippingpagesforward.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo 2011 (pattisjarrett.wordpress.com)