Friday, December 5, 2014

Nanowrimo is over, now what?

Hello dear Readers,

As many of you know, last November was NaNoWriMo 2014 (National Novel Writing Month). One novel, 50000 words, in one month. This was my second year and my second win, however, this year I feel better about my work. I feel more familiar and more attached to my story (Memoir), know the characters and their situations better and that makes me feel more accomplished. It is really hard to write 50000 words in one month. There were a few days when I did not want to write at all and because I worried that I was going to fall behind in my word count, I did not even want to read which is the other thing I love doing the most. I just could not concentrate these few days but that is part of a writers life and I have learned to deal with it. In despite all of these situations, I was back in the game and my writing got better. I also had the opportunity to go to a few write-ins. I met wonderful people, writers like me and it was an amazing experience. They shared their knowledge and also I felt I was part of a very strong community of writers which I never experienced before. Needless to say, the write-ins are a win-win situation: you get to meet awesome people and you get a lot of writing done which at the end not only helps with the word count but also it adds a sense of belonging to a community, a group of writers and friends.

It was a very busy month but it does not mean is over. The month is but not the work. For me, the next months will be filled with a few more chapters before I finish my first draft, a lot of editing and hopefully by next year, a revised-finished manuscript and why not a published book.

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