I hope everybody had a safe, sane, and happy Thanksgiving weekend. If you don’t celebrate the Day of the Turkey, I hope you had a good weekend regardless.
Welp, it’s the last day of NaNoWriMo and I have not finished Secret Book. I have written 15,250 words this month, which is more than I wrote on the thing in quite a while, so I don’t consider it a failure at all. My total words come out to 94,997.
According to my NaNoWriMo stats, at the rate I went this month, I will finish on February 7, 2016. Maybe. Maybe sooner, if I push myself through December. I’m starting to see the links in this story (actually, it’s two stories that converge, then break apart again), and that perks me up a little. It’s like building something; at first, it’s just a jumble of parts, but when you get to a certain point, you start to see the finished product emerging.
Photo: Elizabeth West
I don’t think I’ll do NaNoWriMo to finish something this complicated again. Tunerville had the distinct advantage of being somewhat simplistic; it’s just a straightforward urban fantasy and I could fly by the seat of my pants throughout.
So now there is a month left to go before New Year’s Day. I shall lurk a bit and see if I can finish the draft by then. I’ll keep posting the increased word count (I made a cool spreadsheet) so watch the counter on my homepage. You’ll know when I’m done. Hell, they’ll probably hear me scream all the way in London. I still have a couple of vocabulary posts to go, so expect those upcoming.
Thank you for sticking with me through the lamest NaNoWriMo of all time. I PROMISE I WILL FINISH.
Now I shall leave you lovely people and go watch The Walking Dead. Here is a video of a dog who feels my pain at having to get up to go to work after a long weekend.