I did it.

I hit 50K and I won NaNoWriMo again.  It wasn’t a pretty win, and not one I’m proud of, but it was a win.

And for the first time ever I’m glad it’s over.

November was a rough month all around and I’m beyond exhausted on all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually.

I don’t think I’m going to set any goals for December. I need a break.

I’ll still be doing some work (I need to type up my handwritten notes for one thing) but I’m not giving myself a minimum word count or anything like that.  I’m gonna kick back and relax and do a little of this and a little of that.

And tackle some stuff around the house that has been let slide.

I’ll also be working on setting up my goals for next year.

Then in January I’ll tackle stuff full on again.

Of course, that’s what I say now.  But while I was making lunch a while ago I was thinking about diving into the first round of edits of Book 6 of The Academy of the Accord series, and getting the changes of the first round of Book 5 entered into the computer, and finishing this round of revisions to Onyx Sun and…

Yeah.  So much for taking a break.  Apparently my idea of taking a break from writing is to edit.




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4 responses to “50,074

  1. I think editing is going to be more hair pulling than writing would be. You sure you want to edit?

  2. Congrats! If you need help with the editing, let me know. :)

  3. First drafts are the ugliest newborns in the world. Don’t worry about how pretty it isn’t! It’s there in glory! Congrats.

  4. Skye Hegyes

    Congrats on your win!

    Not making a minimum count or goals to reach might be perfect for you right now. I don’t imagine you’ll quit writing. You’re a writer after all. However, I think you’ll find writing more relaxing and take your time and not feel as stressed when everything doesn’t work out the way you “planned”. This is a good thing, I promise. ^_^

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