Well, I did it. With just an hour to go in my time zone (the Marshall Islands, for the purposes of NaNo!), I finished the sentence that put me over 50,000 words during the month of November.
I am exhausted.
A couple times I flipped back to see what I’d written, and I was pleasantly surprised by what was there. Even though it was written only weeks before, sheer volume erases the old before too long. Or else I have a terrible short term memory. There are 107 single spaced pages in Times Roman 12. That’s a lot of pages!
At any rate, I won. I took on the challenge and I met it. I battled sickness, a fulltime job, report card writing, parent/teacher appointments, book club read/moderator responsibility, reading 3 novels, and I persevered. I thought 1667 words per day was obnoxiously fast, but after being ill, I had to do a week of 3000 words a day to finish on time. I barely managed to finish, but I did! Now I can catch up on the housework, groom the dogs, finish that sweater, and celebrate hubby’s birthday today! 😀
I shall continue puttering away on the three pieces that are my NaNo project, fitting the scenes where they belong and writing to fill out what remains. I will not do the next 50,000 words in a single month, but I will keep writing on the project.
For now, I am going to bed.
NaNoWriMo Day 30: 2991 words (November total 50,005)