Final NaNoWriMo Thoughts!

I won! I won the challenge!!

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This month (November) I competed in the National Novel Writing Challenge to write 50,000 words in one month.

Writing is my passion, and for so long I have been wanting to write a book but have been sidetracked and tired and “didn’t have enough time” (my own words!)

Well, for the longest time, I have been watching NaNoWriMo from the sidelines, seeing all my favorite bloggers and youtubers compete. This year, I decided that I could do it, so I set out on my goal to win.

Getting in the habit of writing everyday was hard, but towards the end of the month I would write at least 1,800 words a day. At times I would fall behind, but after a couple hours of work and 5,000 words later, I was back on track.

One thing that really helped me was I printed out a calendar with the day and the word count goal. Everyday when I reached it, I could cross off a box. This small physical action was an incentive for me to reach my word count.

I also approached this challenge by writing scene by scene. This meant I wrote out of order, but focusing on each small place my characters went/did, I could hone and and write well in that scene.

All in all, I have a lot of editing to do. Because I won the challenge, I rewarded myself with Scrivener. It was 50% (whoop-whoop!) but I still need to learn how to use it 🙂

Did you do nanowrimo? What did you think? Talk to me in the comments and as always, thanks for reading!

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