NaNoWriMo post-mortem. I know this post is late.
After a few days of a break, I have tried to get back into writing as much every day as I can. It’s hard to pick up that momentum where I left off, but I’m doing my best to get there. By the end of November, my total was 30,715 words.
My #NaNoWriMo2016 results are 30,715 words! Thought I’d publicly share it since everyone else has been today.
— Jennifer Sheffield (@dearjenna) November 30, 2016
I can’t believe I made it that far. I never thought I would get that far with any project, especially one of fiction. I’ve been most notably nonfiction for the longest time. I managed to make myself get up early every day for the last three weeks, but not every day of the month, sit down with some tea/coffee/breakfast and write something. Even if I barely made it to 1,000 words, I made myself. A few times I was really lucky and hit 3-5,000; that was rare.
I don’t want to give up the drive or momentum just yet. There is proof that I can do it. I can continue this project. Imagine: I may even be in full editing mode by next NaNoWriMo, or I may be shipping it out to potential publishers.
I plan to rotate each day for what I’ll write: every other day will be my novel; then some pieces that need touching up or have yet to be written in the nonfiction genre; then in between will be nicking away at either drabbles/one-shots, or continuations of never-completed Fanfiction pieces. I mean, I’ve got to get my other indulgences in while I’m at it~
How did you do this past NaNoWriMo? Remember, any result is an achievement!