As you may know this November I participated in my first ever NaNoWriMo! You can check out my post announcing it, if you are interested in more details about that. This is my post wrapping up what and how much I ended up writing in November, if I hit my goals and my experience with NaNoWriMo. I though about adding this to my November wrap up, but in the end I decided that it deserved its own post.
What I Wrote:
I was working on my Fantasy Project, as I mentioned in my announcement post. I planned on working on my main fantasy novel and some short stories as well
(since I didn’t plan out my novel enough).
Instead I ended up working more on short stories, than my actual novel. I just didn’t have the concentration to work on a full length novel, since I was sick the first half of the month and the second half I was busy with university. Still, I wrote quite a few short stories and I’m really happy about that.
My Goals and How Much I Ended Up Writing:
I had only one goal and that is to write every day. I completed that goal and I must say that I’m very pleased that I managed that.
(I had wondered if I could do it.)
The word count didn’t matter to me, since I hadn’t written anything in years
(not counting stuff for university). I just wanted to get back into writing and I did mange to do that.
I also managed to blog as well during that time
(not as much as I hoped I would, but still) and I’m really happy about that. Basically NaNoWriMo was successful for me!
In total I ended up writing 25,435 words!
I didn’t think I would end up writing as much as I did. I wrote more than half of 50,000 words. I’m very proud of myself! 😀
I’m also proud of myself for having the motivation to write every day, even though I had to force myself some of the time
(which is something that happens to everybody).
NaNoWriMo reminded me how much I enjoy writing creatively. As I mentioned already it has been years since I have written anything creatively, mostly because I wrote academically for university and I was busy with life. Participating this year just showed me how much I enjoy creating and writing stories.
I also enjoyed the fact that I had to write every day. It created a patter for me and I had at least something to do every day. Though I must admit that it was a bit of a pain as well, especially on days that I didn’t feel like writing.
I can definitely see myself participating in future NaNoWriMo’s as well! Maybe I’ll attempt a regular one next year and not my modified version, like this year.
(But who knows how my schedule will be in one year.) All in all I had a lot of fun and I ended up writing a lot, which I’m very pleased about!