Since my November was interrupted with a transatlantic trip and a book release, I had little hope that I could write 50,000 words. With help from friends and a large bucket of inspiration, I did it.
I’ll be talking more here about the transatlantic trip (two days in Barcelona, cruise, and two nights in Orlando). The ship stopped at two ports, so theoretically I had 11 days at sea for writing. I spent two of those days editing/proofing my Young Adult Dystopian novel. 62,000 words. I’m glad I did. I hadn’t looked at the manuscript since June and the immersion put me back in that world. I was able to write thousands of words while watching endless nautical miles of ocean roll aft.
When I returned, I jumped into the 2016 NaNoWriMo Butt in the Chair event hosted by Tari Potter-Jewett. We ran sprints day after day, all hours of the day. This is where the numbers piled up. This is where I first posted last night that I crossed the 50K line.
A great feeling! I hope you are also celebrating a NaNoWriMo win and will tell me about it in the comments below. I’ll strike up the band with my hearty congratulations. Who will sign up for next year?