I won! I won! I won the money… er, the NaNo. Sorry, wrong movie.
Anyway, plot-wise I… erm…. still didn’t get much farther than the notes that I’ve had in my document since doing this novel last year. I added more to the fanfiction plot bunny, both notes and real scenes, but my progress on the novel I was supposed to be working on only consists of editing a few things here and there.
Word-count-wise, on Saturday Microsoft Word reported my final count at 61,543, and the validator on NaNoWriMo.com counted 61,445 words.
Not a whole lot of difference, certainly, and both exceed the requirement to win. But since “winning” depends on what the validator comes up with, that’s the number I have to go with.
Next writing goal: finish that novel! Some writers write purely because they enjoy it, but I fully intend to publish some of my work. But there’s nothing to publish if I don’t have a complete novel.
At the very least I need a complete draft to work with. Sheesh.
Also get to work on that photomanip I wanted to try as cover art. Which means I need to start browsing stock photos again…. or maybe I can find something suitable from the last time I went on a big trip with my parents.
- 6 Apps That Make You a More Productive Freelance Writer (lifehack.org)
- Hyphenating words does not reduce your word count. (essaysnark.com)
- 9 Writing Tools for High-Quality Content Creation (tech.co)
- How to Find the Best Fanfiction on the Internet (gizmodo.co.uk)
- 35 Reasons You Are a Terrible Writer and Should Give Up Immediately (litreactor.com)