I’ll list the stats in a few days, but I’m writing this post to announce that I’ve just crossed the 50,000-word mark for the 2019 National Novel Writing Month event, and let me tell you…
It’s a relief.
I don’t have much trouble with writing large chunks of text in short time, but keeping that chunk a piece of quality is a bit tougher. Spending a month writing a historical novel I’ve done hardly any research for is also a thing of toughness. But most challenging of all?
I still have to spend a big chunk of December plotting this story, as most novels typically run between 70,000 words and 90,000 words, with my novels hitting the high end of about 100,000 words, if I’m letting my whims get the better of me.
In short, it’s a relief to hit 50,000 words only in the respect that I’ve “won” NaNoWriMo. What I haven’t yet done is to write something you’d want to read…yet. That, hopefully, will happen in 2020.
At any rate, here’s the badge to prove that I didn’t sleep much this month.
Let me know if you want a sample of the story.
Oh, actually, you can see my first eight days in action on my YouTube channel by clicking on this playlist.
Yes, I’ve actually recorded myself writing. In real time. You can watch me make typos and rationalize dumb decisions. It’s great fun. If you’re into that kind of thing.