So I won NaNoWriMo this week! I crossed that 50k word goal on the 22nd and I’m so excited about it. This book is coming together so amazingly. I did however come across a plot hole and had to go back into the manuscript and add a few scenes to fix it. Though this is what pushed me over that 50k word count so I don’t mind. A huge Thanks goes out to my alpha reader for this part, because I was able to talk it through with her and it helped get the scenes ready for me to write. I didn’t have to stop and replot them, I just had to move them around/sooner.
Having her to chat with during NaNo this year was so helpful. I was able to get through plot holes, and plot structure all ready for before NaNo and even throughout it. It just made sitting down to write easier because I knew what I needed to write each day. Over the past couple of years, I’ve really honed in on how I plot and what works for me.
My week really was a great one, now writing doesn’t always come easy for everyone and it’s honestly not always easy for me. It just happened that way this year for me. I understand that I’m super lucky this year, it hasn’t always been easy to get the words down. Last year for example. I had a character completely change how I thought the book was going to go. I’m just happy it worked out for me this year.
If you’re still in the middle of getting those words down or you’re having a hard time getting those words, just know I’m here cheering you on. Also remember, even if you only get a few words, that is a few more words that you didn’t have. NaNoWriMo should be fun, it shouldn’t make you feel bad because you don’t so-called WIN, the best part of NaNo is that you’re getting to write and you’re getting words down. To me, that’s what makes me so happy about NaNo.