Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The End - with a sigh of satisfaction

I completed the story last night. It was all by hand, so today I had to type it into the rest of the novel - what I had completed by the end of NaNoWriMo on Sunday 11/30 (56,001 words!).

I am very satisfied with the ending. I could not have planned it out as smooth as it was written. This has truly been a humbling and exhilarating and challenging experience. I have had to just open up to the creative flow, knowing that not everything is what I would think it could be and that editing will need to be done. (Big duh on the last one, right?!) On Sunday, as I was working on something else I had to do, I could not imagine how the novel would come together in anything that was not utter forced nonsense. And just now I finished typing up what I feel is a very appropriate and plausible end to the journey the story took me on - and I hope will take others on, once I have time to work out the issues and rawness.

What a wonderful experience November was.

And I wrote 59,199 words in 31 days!

2 comments:

  1. I agree. This was my first NaNo and the first time I have completed the rough draft of a novel from beginning to end. The story took some turns that surprised me but didn't upset me. I am quite happy with what I have and am giving it a few days rest before I begin rewrite. I am anxious to write my next one and sad that NaNo is so many months away.

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  2. And congratulations on your win, too. This was a great adventure *smile.

    Keep in touch about your rewrite process!

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