Sunday, November 30, 2008

NaNoWriMo: day 30 = the end

About forty five minutes left in the 2008 NaNoWriMo event. I have completed my novel with 56,001 words.

As of this morning's update, Portland OR is ranked ninth in the world (out of 449 regions) for total word count; we come in about in the middle of the pack for average word count. We have been leapfrogging with London for ninth place - we'll see what tomorrow morning brings after all winners have been validated.

Tonight I printed out my winner certificate. I also sent the graphic to my mobile device and it is the wallpaper, so I will see it every time I answer the phone or retrieve a message. Yay!

Some people are starting in with editing during December (NaNoEdMo) - someone has that month set for March (there is a group which has been doing it at that time, giving it time to settle a bit before re-visions). Some authors, while winners in terms of reaching 50,000, will be finalizing their novels (NaNoFiMo). I'm not sure what I will be doing, other than attending a week-long workshop by Ariel Gore.

My tentative plan is to continue working on the novel so that I keep it fresh in my mind. I have never written anything quite this long; and certainly never edited anything this long. I'm afraid if I let it sit until March I may have a major job just refreshing what happened in the story *smile. Or I could be wrong. We'll see. And I just don't feel ready to let it go yet. There are a few things I'd like to do with it before it rests.

Right now it's off to bed, since I have to leave the house at 7 am to get to an out of town job. And then I work until 11 pm. Boy, did I not plan that day well, or what!?!? Writing time? ooops. I will restore balance....hehehe.