National Novel Writing Month 2016 is over. It’s unbelievable how quickly November passed. Saying that, I am looking forward to the moment where I can say so long to 2016. It’s been a strange year right?
On a personal level, November was a hard month for me as it would have been my Mum’s birthday on the 5th November. The first one without her was always going to be hard. NaNoWriMo was a good distraction.
It was nice to have a fictional world to disappear into for a while. The challenge of 50,000 words is good therapy.
This year, in terms of reaching a daily word count, it was one of my most successful years. I managed to do between 1,700 and 1,800 words per day every day. I got to the overall goal on 28th November so there was no rushing it at the last-minute.
The story I created was a mess. This time around, it was an opportunity to write through my grief. This story will probably never see the light of day again but I am still proud of myself. All things considered, I am very pleased.
To anyone who attempted NaNoWriMo this year, even if you didn’t finish, you still rock for starting.
Now I look ahead to Christmas. It’s time for the Christmas songs to be loaded onto the iPod and to go get the Christmas Tree.
All together now… ‘so here it is, Merry Christmas.’
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