November is over, I repeat: November is over. I’m alive. You’re alive too, if you’re reading this.
Highlights of the month:
Welp, You basically heard me talk about NaNo all month. That’s because writing was that is what I did all month. Besides, you know, writing papers and doing homework and randomly doing art projects. (gotta spice things up)
BUT YOU KNOW I never really did a wrap of NaNo. So here is a mini very-much-final-NaNo-update (I’ll shut up about it eventually… or not) inside this little blog section:
just finished my trilogy
don’t mind me as I go eat celebratory cookies while feeling teary. pic.twitter.com/ISF2pD8QPf
— Jeneca Z. (@jenecawrites) December 1, 2016
I finished my trilogy around 9pm. Then went through all the feelys as I validated my wordcount and watched the “congrats winner!” video which is one of the most enjoyable aspects of winning NaNo each year :’)
Here’s my final stats:
I ended up writing 93k. Even though Scrivener says 94k?? Oh well. I don’t mind. I’ve never written this many words in a single month ever. It’s like, 16k more than last year?!
Not sure what happened but, well, it happened. Still can’t really process? Like, did NaNo even happen? Did I even write a Trilogy?
(yes I did because I keep typing like it’s still NaNo and misspelling ALL the words)
Books I read:
Somehow in the midst of writing so many words several books got read. Some were for school work so they weren’t really optional? XD
Narnia was a re-read but still very enjoyable. Finally finished Siren’s Song with ALL the feels.
I’m excited for this next month of reading because I picked up several goodies at the Library. (like Cinder which I tried to read once and Nimona and also Code Name Verity?)
You were all here during November.
I blabbered, I tweeted, I gifed. You can read my NaNo updates for yourself below if you feel so inclined. Don’t worry they all open in new tabs.
Oooh dear. Once I convince my family to put the Christmas tree up (I think we’re doing it tonight, don’t panic) and I finally turn in all these papers and projects, I can start re-writes on Truth Remaining, book #2 in my trilogy.
Then I can crack into edits on Sparrow Singing #1, and get to all of my lovely beta reader feedback at the end of the month. :’)
I’m so thankful for the feedback and the time off to just think about my story as a whole. I hopefully have a clearer direction for it, lots of things to tie in and random world-buildy plot stuff to make it cooler.. It really helped for me to actually write the end of the trilogy and know exactly where my plot is going. Now I can see the big picture.
Not just know in my head where the big picture goes. But actually see it. Because frankly that outline I made? I followed it, yes, but not to the T. I wrote probably a good 10-20k that wasn’t in the plan. (That’s a good and bad thing, BTW)
How was your November? Did NaNoWriMo go well for you? What does December look like?