I’m going to keep this brief, as I’m excitedly, but exhaustedly typing this up at 11.30 pm on November 29th, but I’m officially a NaNoWriMo 2016 winner! Since the beginning of November I’ve written 50,009 words (to be precise) of my work in progress, bringing my entire novel to date up to 75,398 words, and I couldn’t be happier with that achievement!
My novel is still far from finished, and I certainly can’t attest to the quality of it, in it’s messy, unedited state, but I can’t believe the progress I’ve made. As a relatively slow writer, 50,000 words in 30 days (29, technically, since I finished a day early) is a huge amount for me, and more than anything I feel like I’ve truly managed to pick up the habit of writing daily. It’s been a busy month, but I’ve still managed to take the time to write something every single day, and I think mastering that alone has been worth it. I’ve learnt so much through the experience, that I may do an entire post on it, but that’s for another day, seen as I need to go and have a little lie down I think!
Anyway, I hope my fellow NaNo-ers have had a great time writing their novels this November, and whether you hit the 50,000 word target or not, well done to everyone who took part, and made some progress with their writing! I’d love to hear how you got on in the comments!