Friday, 30 November 2018

Monthly Challenge: November

Hello again everyone! Welcome to blog post number FOUR for today! This is the post that was actually scheduled for today so I am now finally caught up...mostly. I don't think I really need to explain what this months challenge was because I've only gone on about it a lot this month... Of course it was NaNoWriMo! The challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Today is the very last day of NaNoWriMo 2018, my first ever NaNoWriMo, so how did I do?

Well if this photo is anything to go off....I WON! That's right, I wrote over 50,000 words in less than 30 days! I actually reached 50,000 words ten days ago after staying up until 2am rewriting my previous draft. I wrote over 8,000 words that day to seal my victory. I seriously cried tears of happiness that morning. Since then, I have barely written at all and that's not because I reached the target so stopped... No, I've barely written anymore for the same reason that all my blog posts were missed; because life got hectic, stressful and sickly. First we had Vala's birthday weekend which took a lot of planning and was totally stressful for me but since then I have been extremely sick and barely able to verbally string two sentences together because my brain has been total mush. As I write this post I sit at 52,421 words written and I have finished chapter ten, ready to start chapter eleven. I've got until 11:59:59pm tonight to write as many more words as I can. I don't have to write anymore if I don't want but I'd like to see how high I can get my final word count by the end of NaNoWriMo.

So yeah, my first ever NaNoWriMo was a complete success. I nailed this months challenge and I feel so damn good about it! I won! I actually won! I enjoyed NaNoWriMo so much that I already can't wait until next November so I can start writing a whole new novel. I already have ideas swirling through my brain and I think when I've finished writing the first draft of this novel, I might write out all my ideas and a potential plot for a sequel to work on next November. I really am over the moon right now.

Until next time,
Alli xo


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