Today is the last day of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and this year I will definitely not finish. However, after having finally finished a NaNo last year, after having done it for four years in a row, I am not too down about not completing NaNo. Actually, I am completely encouraged.
I guess having had the experience of attempting NaNo for now the fifth year, I realized that writing some words is better than writing none. I will be at least 20,000 words further in my new novel draft than I would have been a month ago. In previous years, it’s been 26,000 35,000 words, 39, 000 words. I have also realized that my key current works-in-progress which I have been working on and finishing up are from each of those NaNo projects. I didn’t realize that until I looked back. And that’s encouraging. My current novel projects began with NaNo.
So that is the reason I am encouraged. Because if the trend continues, this year’s NaNo project will become another one of my key novels.
Interesting what happens when I have the perspective of looking back.
I haven’t worked on Lily’s Hope in a couple of weeks because this NaNo project has been my focus. I look forward to returning to it soon, though.