Tuesday, December 3, 2013

NaNo Results (IWSG)


I’m doubling up on my IWSG post because it’s related to my NaNo results from last month. Needless to say, November turned out to be even busier than I planned, but I kept writing all the same. So, here are the results…

The good news is I managed to write at least a thousand words a day as per usual. The not so great news, this only put me halfway toward my goal of 50,000 words for the month. So, I’m not exactly thrilled, but not exactly disappointed either. Just kind of in the middle.

So, how did your NaNo WriMo go? Reach any points of brilliance last month or just happy to get through it? Are you ready to keep trucking now that we’re entering the Christmas season or do you plan to take a writing break?  

28 comments:

  1. Mark, that's still really good! How many words would you have written if you hadn't tried?
    I intend to take December to complete my outline so I can start writing by January.

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  2. Good call! I'm kind of at a crossroads with outlines myself, not sure if all the outlining I'm doing is helping or hindering my writing progress:)

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  3. You did great, Mark! November is a hard month to get writing done. 25k is excellent for four weeks!

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  4. I know I've done a lot more during other months, but November is just hard for me:)

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  5. You wrote more than I did, I know that much. :P

    And yes, November is a crazy month to hunker down and write. But December is worse. I'm actually hoping to be done with my WIP by Christmas, but life keeps interceding. Harrumph!

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    1. Ooo, sounds cool...need any beta readers when you're done? (hint hint) :)

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  6. I think 25K is awesome! I'm floundering around with a memoir, and I think I need to knuckle down and set a regular writing schedule. I tend to get distracted by other responsibilities! Any secrets to share?

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    1. Sercets...hmm...disconnect your internet for a bit (I do that when I'm really distracted) :)

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  7. You still achieved a lot and that's great!!
    I completed NaNo, but I had to sacrifice a lot of things to get it done.

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  8. Even though you didn't reach 50k, sounds like you made some great writing progress. I knew I wouldn't be able to handle NaNo this year so I didn't participate but I got in some writing as well.

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    1. Good that you at least got some writing in...I think that will be my goal next year.

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  9. I'm impressed. A 1000 words a day is very impressive!

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  10. I won Nano. It was still a soul-crushing month. I'm having to spend a week of recovery before I can jump back into the thick of writing again.

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  11. "Soul-crushing"...well said. You must be a writer;)

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  12. I pretty much trudged through it. I won, but it wasn't pretty! Good job to you too. You now have 25K more words than you did on Oct. 31st

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  13. Good for you for reaching your goal!

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  14. 1K/day is a great rhythm -- daily writing is the key. I finished revising my novel last month and got it out to TOR, so I'm feeling good about that. On to the next, right?

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    1. Yup, pretty much....going to just keep trying:)

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  15. I think if you write any number in the thousands, you should feel accomplished. I didn't attempt it this year. Was too busy with the Kickstarter. (I miss writing!)

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  16. Thanks! I am actually on a better writing roll now that it is December... Go figure.

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  17. You have 25K more words than you'd have if you chose not to participate. I think that's awesome. I made 50K, but all I have is one great big mess. I didn't plot ahead of time, and I really need to plot to write a cohesive story.

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  18. My NaNo? Well, considering I moved halfway across the country in the middle of it, pretty dang good. I got 40K. I'm struggling to finish writing it though. Le Sigh. I wanted to do more, so I know the feeling of 'meh'. Cheers to more writing in the future!

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    1. I think you get points for the move alone....writing on top of that is just amazing:)

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  19. I had too many other things with deadlines come up. I accomplished those and got some writing on my NaNo project. So, no where close to a win, hardly a wasted month. Happy New Year!

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    1. Sounds like a win to me....Happy New Years to you too!

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