TGIO: Are we really glad it's over?

By Katharine Swan On Thursday, December 01, 2011 At 11:27 AM

NaNoWriMo ended last night at midnight.  I'd reached 50k a few days before, after which I added 1,283 words Tuesday night, finishing my novel.  I had intended to add a little more before NaNo ended, as there was a skipped scene I needed to fill in, but I didn't get it done before midnight, so my NaNo word count ended at 53,557.  I did add 582 words after midnight, though, and wrote at least half of the missing scene.  A little more tonight should do it, and then I'll set the first draft aside until January.

There is all sorts of talk on my local NaNo forum about TGIO meetings and parties, but I can't really say I'm glad it's over.  NaNo always makes November busy, but it's such fun — it's such a high to get going at such a fast pace on your novel, and write-ins are always a hoot, not to mention the word wars provide plenty of incentive to write if you are struggling.

In short, I am going to really miss NaNoWriMo for the next 11 months.

What about you?  Did NaNoWriMo wear you out?  Are you glad it's over?  Or will you miss it, like me (perhaps even though it wore you out)?

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Blogger Nuzzling Muzzles Says:  

I haven't worked on my novels once since I reached the limit. Bad, bad me, but now I have to get caught up with business. I've spent the past several days running errands and making phone calls, doing all the things I didn't feel I had the freedom or time to do while participating in NaNoWriMo. Pretty soon the kids will be home for a month and finding alone time to concentrate on my writing will be difficult. January and February are actually my best writing months.

 
 
Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

I have some things to get caught up with too, NM, so I understand. I just was so close to finishing my novel that I wanted to get it done before I took a break. It makes sense that your best writing months are January and February -- after the holidays are over, and when the weather makes it difficult to do much with the horses!

 

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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