Wednesday, December 3, 2008

National Novel Writing Month

The world has stopped revolving around this time of the year. Thank goodness it is over.

In my experience with National Novel Writing Month, I have learned that perseverance is one of the biggest keys to success for completing the great feat of reaching 50,000 words in 30 days.

My main problem this year happened that my main character I had originally began to write changed my story and how the story should be written. That would have constituted in a complete erase and start over on my behalf. Other than trying to map out the story again on such little time, I started a brand new story. I began a story that has lived inside the back of my conscience.

My first story I tried, I got a total word count of around 10,000 words. I was off to a good start, but then the story died and needed to be changed.
The second story I started and wrote as well, I came to a total word count of 16,023 words. Then sadly, that story and the characters needed a break as well.

So, along with the previous post, I will still work on my first novel I have finished writing. That one will be the one I can hopefully publish one day. I'm hoping to get a lot of writing done over Christmas break.

I will, however, participate willingly in the National Novel Writing Month for next year. I do not have a story, but will start thinking of one around October. Hopefully I will get my butt in gear and write like I need to live on it next November.

P.S. For those of you who are waiting for the third piece of the Supernatural fanfic I started, I will be starting that up again. It's a storyline that has been bothering me for a long time.


  1. I could never do Nano! I might try next year but I'll probabaly fail.

    P.S. You've got Boys Like Girls The Great Escape on your posts! Love that song! How do you get music on your blogs?

  2. You could do it Clare. It's getting easier every year for me. Last year I only had 6,000 total word count. I'm very proud of what I did last year and of what I did this year.

    The adding of songs on the blog is an add I believe in the settings tab on blogger.

  3. Jessica, I think 6,000 and plus is a great achievement. I sometimes wonder about nanowrimo (i can understand the idea behind it) but i think it pressurises writers a bit. anyhoo saw your goal about re-writing your work for xmas. if you need an indep observer we've started a critique system on WD.
    Love to hear your synopsis when your finished. :)