After 30 days of writing on a daily basis, often with my eyes slowly closing while I typed feverishly away, my final count turned out to be 101,793 words! I actually pulled off a Double-NaNo! Seriously can’t believe it. It’s insane what a self-challenge can actually lead to. Writing at such a clipped pace without looking back or self-editing is truly freeing.

Now if any of those words are actually usable… well, that’s a different story. However, I definitely had several interesting (albeit random) scenes popping up and the characters were doing things I didn’t realize they were going to do. (Including dying or making severe mistakes!). And I found a few new characters who wanted to be introduced as well as several new magical items that will come into play later on in my story.

But really my ultimate triumph from this crazy month-long exercise was that I was able to get out of my own way and let the characters do their thang. I also ended up writing the ending to my overall entire series – something I wasn’t quite sure about and wondered how exaclty I would finish it.  So now I know where I’m heading in the long-run, and overall this in itself is a major WIN.

To everyone who finished #NaNoWriMo, ROCK ON!


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