I’m a NaNoWriMo Winner!!!

30/11/2016 Writing 22

I'm a NaNoWriMo Winner!!!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!

22 Responses to “I’m a NaNoWriMo Winner!!!”

    • Laura

      Thanks! πŸ™‚
      I haven’t dared read much of it back yet, so I’m not sure how well it will have turned out…hopefully it won’t be as bad as I think!

  1. Mimi

    Woohooo!!!! *throws confetti* Congratulations for winning NaNoWriMo! It’s a great accomplishment and I’m so happy for you. πŸ™‚

  2. Kaja

    Congratulations, Laura! I’m glad you enjoyed NaNo and that writing 50k in a month was a positive experience (some people find it a torture).

    I hope you’ll finish your novel soon! πŸ™‚

    • Laura

      Thanks! πŸ™‚
      Yeah, the discipline is probably the biggest thing I’ve gained from it. Hopefully I don’t get lazy and lose it again! πŸ™‚

  3. Jackie

    Awesoooooome! 50,000 words, no matter how messy and unedited, is quite the feat! I’ve tried this event in the past with little success (I always stop around the day three mark). Important question though… were you a “plotter or a pantser”?

    • Laura

      Thanks! πŸ™‚
      I was a plotter this time, although I naturally tend towards the pantser side. Not plotting hasn’t worked out too well for me in the past though, so I decided to try a different approach πŸ™‚

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