NaNoWriMo 2015 Wrap-Up

Well, NaNoWriMo came and went quickly, but I’m proud to say that this was my first win since I started working a full-time job. I feel like I gained several hundred experience points that specifically upped my discipline stats, and the coolest part is that I actually took it relatively easy this month.

I broke several personal records this year, had one 10k weekend, and was on track to actually break 50k on 11/15, but work got a bit overwhelming and then the beginnings of a family emergency zapped my mental energies later on. Said emergency required me to stop writing and validate on 11/26. But I’m not complaining in the least. I have 51,902 “official” words of a story that I’m actually going to keep drafting until it’s finished.

One of the best parts about NaNoWrimo is passing word count milestones, some of which are hilarious.

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The impeccable Yang Xiao Long played an important role in my word counts.
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There might be 24,601 hairs in Jean Valjean’s beard.

This month, I further embraced the art of the skipped scene, complete with bracketed notes of what needs to be done in the revision stage, and the art of using an actual timer during sprints.

Still, I’ll be slowing down as I get back to prepping more posts for this blog.



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