Done and Not Done

As the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed, this blog has been slightly quieter and slightly more automated over the month of November, to allow me to concentrate on writing a novel for NaNoWriMo. Since Sebastian’s arrival, and the acquisition of a lovely-but-work house, my writing time is curtailed and I knew it would be a challenge to write the necessary 1667 words every day and maintain this blog without something else suffering more than I was willing to let it.

The good news is, I hit 50,000 words on Friday and validated my novel to “win” on Saturday morning. Winners of NaNoWriMo get nothing more valuable than a purple icon on the website and a sense of achievement. Well, that and the first draft of a novel to do as they wish with. Those three things are enough for me.2013-Winner-Square-Button

The bad news is, as so often happens, the 50,000 word mark hasn’t coincided with the end of my story, so December is going to be a balancing act (again) of writing the rest of the novel, re-reading TPF which I’ve been editing for most of the year and want to start submitting early in 2014, and still trying to keep house and home together.

But I managed to keep up with FF last month and I want to start working on InMon prompts again this week, so it will just all have to fit in together somehow.


Filed under NaNoWriMo, Writing

9 responses to “Done and Not Done

  1. John Henry Beck

    Congratulations on your NaNo win. It is no small feat to write 50K words in a month.

  2. Will be nice to get our Jen back.

  3. That always seems to be my issue as well. I get to the 50K mark but the story is nowhere near finished and I need to put in a lot of extra work. I have two novels in that state now. Good luck on balancing everything in December. 🙂

  4. Congratulations! I still haven’t caught up from doing NaNoWriMo in 2011. I haven’t done InMon in quite some time, maybe I’ll work that back into my writing schedule next year. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. Good for you, Jen. That’s a huge accomplishment…as is knowing what comes first and is the most important. 🙂


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