50,255/50,000 WORDS WRITTEN
It's week four of four and we're nearing the end of NaNoWriMo. If you're lucky, you've already finished. If you're still working, that's great! You're so close to being done. Keep going.
I finished last week, thanks to a few nights of heavy writings and a very patient husband. This is fastest I've finished a NaNoWriMo project in my ten years of participation. Usually I'm waiting until the very last day and writing furiously, and adding in random descriptions to get to my deadline, but this is the first year that hasn't happened. In part this is because of some of the new techniques I tried and talked about in last Wednesday's update.
It also helps that I co-wrote this novel with Daniel. He definitely inspired certain plot twists that I doubt I'd think of on my own and his input into some of the characters was invaluable. There was some stress early on and I expected him to be a bit more involved in the day-to-day writing, but I'm confident we found the best solution for us both.
I'm not sure I'll be going back and editing Jack & Frank sometime soon. It's still a bit too fresh and I have some other projects I can work on. I might come back around to it in time for Camp NaNo in April. It definitely needs a lot of work and it will be a while before it's ready for anyone else to read. Remember, if you've finished your NaNo project, to go through a few rounds of reading and revision before you consider submitting your piece to agents or editors. I am offering 50% off my editing services in December, so you can get a through batch of feedback quickly and at a price in your budget. If you're interested, reach out soon as this special is only available on a first come first save basis.
As a final reminder to all those Wrimos out there, it doesn't matter how far you get in your project. Whether you get to 100,000 words or 10,000 words, what does matter is that you attempted something most people would never consider. If you're a winner or just a participant, you've made great strides in your career as a writer this month. Congratulations!