I disappeared from my blog for a month! That month was National Novel Writing Month. I probably should have posted I intended to participate. The goal for NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in 30 days, an average of 1,667 words per day. I finished 50,000 words on day 10. On day 18 I finished the novel I had planned at roughly 85,000. For those first eighteen days I wrote like a madman, writing 5,000 words a day—which is a large number considering my somewhat slow speed. During the rest of NaNoWriMo, I relaxed and had much lower counts for my days, writing a few short stories. My total ended at 111,111—what I think is a hilarious number to end with. I did cheat a little and delete some words just to get that number.
I might have ended with a high number, but those who won and especially those who tried all month yet didn’t win deserve the highest praise. Fifty thousand is a hard number to reach, and life gets in the way. I happen to have free time in which I can dedicate more time to writing than others. Congratulations to all dedicated WriMos!
Today I’ve been staring at a Word document to edit/revise another WIP and cannot get my mind focused properly. I think I’m still stuck in writing mode. Editing is as different to writing as oranges are to penguins.