Hours and hours of work and frustration (mostly after midnight) on this semi-coherent… thing… have finally paid off! It means I can finally step out of Manic Mode and return to my normal, non-rushed, non-stressful life again. Actually, “normal, non-rushed, non-stressful” can be crossed out of that sentence. It reads perfectly fine without it.
NaNoWriMo Novel 2007: Built on Blood
Final Word Count: 50,800/50,000
Verified 3:21 AM local time, November 29, 2007.
Verdict: It’s been the most difficult NaNoWriMo that I’ve participated in so far, which is saying a lot because I’ve been doing this since 2004 (though I took 2006 off). Not only has my school workload skyrocketed this year, but I committed the cardinal sin of NaNoWriMo, which is to attempt to write a novel that I was serious about. In the words of the founder Chris Baty, it “all but guarantees a miserable month”, which was sort of true. It was way more challenging to stick to a plan all month than deviate wherever I felt like it as I had done in my first couple of years. There were so many nights when everything was going wrong with my novel and I was so sick of writing it that I wanted to throw it all out and give up. In the end, I still got something completely different, but I’m perfectly happy with what I ended up with.
Is that not a beautiful graph?
That’s a lot of hard work right there. You can even see the difficult, choppy sections where I was sick of it and slacking off, then the dogged consistency at the end.
I’m very proud of myself. :)
But now, sleep. I’ve been without it for too long, and I need to muster up some energy for the weekend… this Sunday is my sixteenth birthday. Perfect timing!