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Mission accomplished!

I did it! Last night, I finished my novel! The rough draft, anyway. After writing over 5,000 words yesterday, I ended last night with 50,335 words. My first novel, and finished with a day to spare! That's very exciting.

I'm going to take December to work on some short stories, work more on my fictional town, and fix up the website. I'd like to have a Christmas story written and posted here before Christmas, but I haven't even started writing it yet, so I don't know if that's really feasible or not. Hopefully there will be some stories coming soon though! Then in January, I'll start revising my novel. It's going to need some pretty heavy revising, but at least the first draft is done!

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NaNoWriMo Day 15 – The Halfway Point!

Halfway through the month, and halfway through my novel! I’m currently at 25,120 words, so slightly over halfway to the 50,000 word goal! And still going strong. I am trying to figure out a few things along the way, which makes it harder to get ahead as much as I’d like to. I’m trying to figure out how exactly I want this relationship to struggle, and if I need to introduce more external conflict or not. But I keep reminding myself there’s always the next draft! This is the rough draft, and written in a month. It’s supposed to be bad! So I’ll keep plowing ahead and fully intend to finish the novel this month! And eventually, once I’ve done a lot of revisions, publish it. I don’t know what sort of time frame to expect, since this is my first novel, but it’s exciting to know I want to go that route. So hopefully sometime next year, I’ll be a published author!

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NaNoWriMo Day 3

I caught up on what I missed Sunday and got my word count where it should be. The target word count for the end of the day is 5000, and I’m finishing with 5014. It feels great to be a little ahead, and makes this seem more possible. I am trying to work through some plot difficulties, and not let myself get bogged down in research while trying to sort it out. I tend to research things to death, which is not the way to succeed at NaNoWriMo! All that can wait for December.

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Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! I’m starting this as a place to share book reviews, literary thoughts and quotes, and the like. Hopefully I’ll eventually be sharing some of my own work as well. I’m gearing up for NaNoWriMo, and as November is only 3 days away, I decided I’d get this started now so I can share November updates. They say to share your goal with the world for greater likelihood of success, so here goes!

I love that they made a left-handed version of the banner!

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