Writing update: my nanowrimo wrap up

Hello! I hope that you’re all having a good start to your week. This is my last week of school until winter break, and I’m so excited for that! My ballet performance was on Saturday, and we did the Nutcracker. It was really fun, but it was definitely exhausting and I’m glad to have a break. Because I don’t have dance after school any days this week, I’m going to have a lot more time for blogging, which is nice.

Anyways, I’m really excited for tonight’s post, even though it is coming almost halfway through December. As you may know from my previous posts, I did Nanowrimo this November. Nanowrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s when you try to write a novel in a month. This was my second November participating, and I had a really great time. I’m very excited to talk about what I ended up doing, and overall how the month went for me!

How I did:

I ended the month with a grand total of 32,130 words, and although it’s nowhere near the full fifty thousand, I’m really happy with how I did.

I wrote more than thirty thousand words, and that thirty thousand more words I have written now than I did at the beginning of November. I also really stuck to my outline, and I think that the way I did it worked really well. I’ve tried many different things when it comes to outlining books, and I think I’ve found that having something that gives me a little balance, something that points me to where I want to go with the book and to also help with directing the story in ways I want to, while not restricting how much I can do works well.

Super super detailed outlines don’t work as well for me because I like being able to change things as I go, but I also do like to have a little structure.

What I want to do from here

I definitely want to keep working on this book, and I don’t want to just let it go because November is over. I haven’t made a ton of progress over the last two weeks since the month ended, but I have written a little and I want to keep that up going into the new year.

I think that my first step is going to be to finish my first draft of my nanowrimo book, and see where I’m at there. I think that the first draft is going to end up over fifty thousand, probably more like 55 to 60 thousand, which I think will be good.

So, I guess those are all my plans for my next few months of writing!

Wrapping this up:

This post is pretty short, because I don’t have a huge amount of stuff to say, but I’m still glad that I did write this one, and that I got this down. I’ll come back with another writing update in the new year, when I’ll hopefully have made even more progress on my writing!

Did you do nanowrimo this year? If so, how did it go for you? Do you have any current writing projects? Chat with me in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “Writing update: my nanowrimo wrap up

  1. Congrats once again on your NaNoWriMo progress and best of luck with continuing this story. 🥰 I think having an outline that has enough information to give me an order but not too much that I can be exploring as I write is ideal for me too. Stories can change as you write and I want to be able to look into new paths without my outline falling apart 😂

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    1. thank you so much! 🥰 it’s definitely so, so nice to be able to let the plot lead itself, and to be able to change parts of the plot as you’re writing. while i write, i’m constantly making changes to my original plot!!

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