Well, I did it! I set out to accomplish another goal, and I completed it. It feels good. It always feels good, that’s why I keep setting goals, within reason of course, and then going about completing them. It fills me with a sense of accomplishment. It invigorates me. It encourages me to do it again.
I wrote a 56,387 word romance novel (my first) in less than 17 days. This novel is called Survival – Book #1 in the Second Chances series.
Once I begin editing, it will be much longer than 56,000; I’m predicting around 65,000 – 75,000 words, however, I will not set that goal just yet. Instead of jumping right into the editing phase, I will instead dive right into the second part of this series and begin outlining novel #2 – Separation. Once I have the outline complete, I will set another writing goal.
For all my fellow NaNoWriMo participants and winners – congratulations! It’s been a huge pleasure making new buddies, forging new friendships, and witnessing how wonderful a little bit of literary abandonment can feel.
Till next year (NaNoWriMo),