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.

13 comments:

Dylan Book Reader said...

Congratulations on acheiving your goal, Victoria!

Victoria said...

Thanks, Dylan. :)

Gwen said...

... and now the fun begins :)

Victoria said...

And how, Gwen!

abz said...

Hi Victoria, I would just like to say how immensely your book 'Violet Wings' has captured me. I've never written to an author before, although I have read many books. I am writing a story of my own right now and while reading 'Violet Wings' I couldn't help but say something to you. I love this book so much it's got me feeling so many different emotions. Lily Morganite is an awesome character who really annoys me because of what she did to Zaria and I feel so bad for Zaria at the moment because i've just read the part when she and Leona were on earth getting Leona's wand back from Jason Court and Sam thinks it's Zaria who kissed him!
I'm sorry for blabbing that's all!
Thank you:]

Tima said...

Congrats Victoria! I just wanted to say I really liked the first book of the Zaria Tourmaline series. Keep it up!

abz said...

wow wow wow...there's more? is there another book of the 'Violet Wings' ????

Victoria said...

To abz: I'm honored you've written to me. Thanks!
To Tima: Thanks to you, too!
To both: Yes, the sequel to Violet Wings is called Indigo Magic. It's all finished, soon to be published.

abz said...

HeHe yea I searched it up!

C said...

hey victoria i love all your books...i simply fell in love with your stories when i first read "The Seer and The Sword". Recently I finished reading the rest of your books and I am eagerly awaiting the release of the sequel to "Violet Wings". And Yes I am a guy and about 20 years old but I love your female centric fantasies. I hope I never grow up just so I can read your stories with the same delight that I experienced when I read your debut novel 5 years ago. I can never forget Landen !! Keep writing please and keep getting published :)

C said...

Congrats Victoria. I just saw that Indigo Magic has been published today. Good luck

Jordan Hernandez said...

Well done! Proud of you for doing what I have yet to achieve!

Victoria said...

OMG, C, whoever you are, I am such a terrible slacker when it comes to visiting my own blog--including comments. I need to change my ways! My excuse is that I write so much in other places... agh, that looks so lame now that I've written it. Anyway, your comment about being a young man and liking female centric stories means more to me than i can say. ThX.