NaNoWriMo, the Finale

Actually, for me, the finale was November 19, Thursday night, sometime around 9:35PM CST.  Finished.  51,045 words.  I averaged over 2600 words per day.  I got up at my usual time on the workdays and just didn’t bother with the Today show or ESPN.  I wrote after dinner.  I got up EARLY on Saturdays and Sundays.

For me, this third time around, NaNoWriMo was no longer an exercise or an excuse or a challenge.  It was a viable system of writing, albeit regurgitated crap for the purpose of a word count goal.  But it was necessary insofar as it produces, it causes production, it motivates, it gets you what you want to do as a writer which it—drum roll, please—to WRITE.

So, there you have it.  another successful NaNoWriMo.  The piece, as in previous years, will be hibernating through the rest of 2009 and begin its rebirth through several drafts starting in 2010.  But I may continue this writing regimen on the other non-NaNo projects I was working on prior.

And get back to blogging, and reading blogs, and, oh yes, paying the bills.



1 Comment

  1. Cindy Watson said,

    December 1, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Congrats on a successful NaNoWriMo!


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