This update is a bit earlier than I expected it to be, but that’s because I’ve completed the NaNoWriMo challenge for 2020!
Here are my final stats:
Total Word Count:
My day-by-day spreadsheet breakdown:
NaNoWriMo was a lot of fun and it has been very helpful. It has helped to challenge myself to set daily goals and I’ve made it through a lot more of my draft than I would have otherwise. I haven’t finished my first draft yet, but I’m pretty close to being done.
I’m going to try to finish it for the end of the month and then I’m going to do my best to ignore it for a month or so. After that, I’ll have a lot of editing to do, but I’m really excited!
I’m going to read a few books on writing as well, so I’ll share a post about those. I’ve never had to edit this big of a manuscript before (my first draft is already well over 100k with more to add). There will have to be a lot cut down, but I know that I want to include better descriptions of most places and characters, so it might end up being just as long by the time I’ve finished.
We’ll just have to see!
Thank-you for being on this journey with me! Writing has been a dream of mine since I was young, but I was never really confident enough to pursue it properly. The encouragement that I have been receiving has been incredible.
I appreciate it so much!