Tuesday, December 6, 2011

NaNoWriMo Done

Those of you who don't follow me on Facebook must be in great suspense now, haha--since I've allowed two weeks to go by without any updates here on ye ole blog.

Well, I finished NaNo. Yep, all 50,000 words of it, a day ahead of schedule.

Really glad I did it. Breathing the NaNo atmosphere helped me take another big humongous giant step forward in learning how to write badly. Sounds funny, but really, writing badly is the first step to writing well.

To get any kind of story into any kind of shape, that story has to be started, middled, and ended. I wonder if I'm the first to write "middle" as a verb? If so, thank you, NaNo. That's exactly the atmosphere I'm talking about--an atmosphere in which anything goes. Well, anything in the form of words. Written words!

Although I did complete the 50,000 (+ a few hundred), I didn't complete the first draft of this NaNovel, which will need another 25,000+ words before the story has an ending. And I have to admit that I haven't read over what I've written, because I've had plenty of other things to laugh about this week.

The outcome? A lot of the most dreaded part of the dreadful first draft is overwith! So again I say, "Thank you, NaNo." I shall persevere and finish.