November 1st 2016, I started writing for NaNoWriMo 2016. The goal is to hit 50,000 words of your novel from Nov 1 to Nov 30. And I can honestly tell you that for the first time on my FOURTH Nano… I HAVE HIT 50K! I am so unbelievably happy that I could cry right now!
Now, back when I announced that I was joining Nano for the 4th time (see post here) I mentioned that I was working on a collaboration project with my friend Dana from DanaSquare. Now for the first 2 weeks, that it what was going on. And I wrote about 11-12k words towards the beginning of that project. But, unfortunately, life and school got in the way for Dana and we still had some plot holes to fix for Act 2 of our project. So I decided to start working on another project of mine while she was focusing on her studies. Now, yes technically I don’t have the first 50K words of 1 novel but it’s 50k words of 3 of my stories. And some people can say that that is cheating. But honestly… I WROTE FIFTY THOUSAND COHERENT WORDS IN THIRTY DAYS! That, my friends, is an accomplishment! Especially since, I’ve never even come CLOSE to that EVER! The closest I ever made it was 20K in 30 days.
I am a NaNoWriMo 2016 Winner and I can proudly wear the winner’s tee that I preordered. It was looking pretty sketchy for me at one point during the month because going into the Thanksgiving holiday I was only halfway through. But I persevered and just kept writing. And next year, I have full confidence that I will be able to conquer 50K of ONE novel because now, I know that I can write 50K in 30 days!