Thursday, November 29, 2012
Winner, NaNoWriMo, 2012!
Finally, after three failed attempts, I did write 50,000 words in 30 days (well, 29 days to be exact). It wasn't easy, and a lot of the book is not good. I have, in fact referred to a good bit of it as "literary pink slime".
But aren't all first drafts?
I'm going to have to pull between 15,000 and 20,000 of those 50,000 words out and replace them with much better words in the near future. And I'm still only about two-thirds done with the novel, so I'm still writing like a fiend.
But I'm finished with paralegal school this week, too, which will free up much time to put toward getting that done. I'm not touching the pink slime yet, until I finish a first draft that can at least give me a solid idea of the story.
Thanks to all who supported me and cheered me on. I'm relieved to know that I can actually do it. For a while, I didn't think it was possible for me.