Wednesday, December 3, 2008
National Novel Writing Month 2008 Victory!
Well. I did it. I wrote over 50,000 words in the month of November qualifying me as a winner of National Novel Writing Month 2008! Woot!
I enjoyed every minute of it. Well, most of it anyway. Of course, my brain is completely off in another world, making it difficult to answer basic every day questions, but I won. My final word count was 66,766. I was aiming for 70k, but didn't quite manage that. The story is now near completion and is slightly over 70K though. I'm hoping to wrap it up today or tomorrow. Christmas is coming and I need to shift gears.
The problem is I don't want the story to end. I've grown rather attached to these characters.
I hate it when that happens. This was supposed to be a one off novel. No series, no continuation, no ongoing drama. The characters seem to have something else in mind though. I suspect I'll be writing a second book following these characters, but for now, I will finish it. Then I'll set aside for a month or two and mentally remove myself from these characters before I go back and edit. Maybe in March.