Thankful For Finishing NaNo

If my counting is correct, I finished my 15th NaNoWriMo on November 18th. My goal, as always, is to finish before Thanksgiving, but this year I wanted to finish a little earlier than that due to the fact that I was recording on Monday and had a hair appointment on Tuesday. It was nice not to have to NaNo around them.

After all, this year I NaNo’d around my cousin’s wedding and my sister and brother-in-law’s visit (in addition to the usual stuff I deal with while writing on a daily basis); I deserved to give myself a break.

The scheme this year was to write Seasons 4 and 5 of Murderville, which I did. I thought that Season 4 would be longer than Season 5, and I was right. However, Season 4 fell short of what I projected, which meant that Season 5 fell even shorter of what I needed and I ended up about 10,000 words short.

So, I wrote a bonus Murderville story. And it’s really cute! I haven’t decided if it’ll be a new goal reward or maybe just a final farewell after Season 5. We’ll see how I feel after I survive the holidays.

As for Seasons 4 and 5, the word counts will be bumped in revisions. My first drafts are always bare bones. I almost always overestimate what I think the word count will be.

And I’m almost always surprised when it happens.

It’s like I don’t even know me.

Oh, well. A victory is a victory and after struggling so much this year with my productivity, I’ll take it. This puts my NaNo record at 12-3.

Not too shabby.

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