On Friday I crossed the proverbial finish line, crossing the 50,000 word mark on the worst novel I’ve ever had the displeasure of writing. That was the 22nd of the month, which means I finished four days faster than I did last year, and this is the fastest time ever for me. (I waited this long so I could announce it with winner goodies.)
I can’t say I had much fun writing this book, but I learned some things about myself and about writing that I need a few more days to process before I come out with a proper NaNo wrap up post. Believe it or not I actually have a few things I feel are worth sharing that may help some other people win a NaNoWriMo someday.
The thing of it is, no matter how much your book sucks at the end of the month, you have a book at the end of the month.
No matter how hard it was, no matter how frustrating and soul crushing, you’ve bested yourself by the end of the month.
You’ve bettered yourself by the end of the month.
I don’t know about you, but I think those are some pretty good reasons to take on the challenge every November.
Six out of eight wins y’all. I like my odds for next year.