Nearly 66,000 words in 23 days. Woo hoo!
This was an exhilarating process. The book essentially followed my outline, though it reach the mile markers in much different ways than I expected. I grew weary in the middle, disenchanted with the shape of the story, and disheartened that it was a lot of movement and interaction without much depth or meaning.
Surprisingly, plugging on to the end was extremely effective. The very last paragraph I wrote somehow summed up the meaning I was after. Now, armed with my handy NanoNotes document where I stuck every revision idea that occurred to me, I should be able to rework it into something a little more satisfying.
Funny how one goal flows into the next. First it was 50,000 words in November. Then, when I hit that last Monday, the goal was to finish the story in November.
Now that it’s done, I want to reach a cohesive second draft before my brithday… And after nano, I know I can get it done!