I won on the 27th with 50,039 words. 33,074 of those words went to finishing the rewrite of The Book of Immortality, while the rest was spent on two other things.
The first thing was a story idea that I’d had bouncing around in my head for a few months. I got 16,000 words into it before I realized it wasn’t working and then shelved it. Maybe one day I can come back to it and work it into something worthwhile. At the moment, it’s still a half-formed idea that isn’t going anywhere.
The second thing is the rework of Samael, a novel I started writing in 2015. I’ve just started on this one, and I like it so much better! I feel like my heart’s actually in it. I’ve also been plotting it out in my head from time-to-time since 2015, so I’ve actually got an idea of what’s going to happen and how it’s going to end.
Overall, I wrote 53,826 words. Things seem pretty consistent when I look at my overall progress.
However, my daily word count proves this was not the case.
Everything was pretty consistent until the 15th, which is when I finished the rewrite of The Book of Immortality. Everything after that is quite the yo-yo.
I’m glad that the new NaNoWriMo site is giving me the ability to see my day-to-day word counts. It’s not something I keep track of graphically, so it’s interesting to see just how much things vary on a day-to-day basis.
After all that writing, I’m definitely going to spend December taking it easy.
Anyway, if you participated in NaNoWriMo, how did you do?