Monday Musings: NaNoWriMo is Over! (and basically I suck at blogging)

Originally my goal was to post updates on my progress for NaNoWriMo a couple of times a week last month…

Then I thought, hey, maybe once a week updates would be sufficient.


Obviously, none of that happened.

But I did win NaNoWriMo on Saturday, Nov 29th, at one of my write-ins! Myself and another WriMo raced one another to 50k and both ended up making it there in the same word sprint!

It felt awesome! I won NaNo last year, but forgot that amazing writer’s high you get when you see your word count reach 50k and finish the first draft of your novel at the same time!!! I know I am going to have to revise and add bits and pieces in there, but yay– my second novel is written!

exciteddavidtennantI really do apologize for not updating during NaNoWriMo, but honestly, I was so wrapped up in my story and in life that adding one more thing to my daily schedule may have tipped the balance of my writing productivity into less productive territory.

But I am trying to come up with a decent blogging schedule for the rest of this year, and into 2015

Can you believe that 2015 is only one month away?!? I can’t wrap my mind around it.



I am going to keep reading (now that I have time I have a huge TBR pile to catch up with) and I am going to go back to revisions of The Girl in the Glass Coffin here in a week or so— after I give my poor brain a break.

Did you participate in NaNoWriMo?

How did it go for you? Do you have any writer goals for the last month of 2015? Let’s chat and catch up!


21 thoughts on “Monday Musings: NaNoWriMo is Over! (and basically I suck at blogging)

  1. Kate M. Colby says:

    Congrats on your NaNo win! This was my first year participating, and I won as well. My manuscript ended up being 80,060 words long, and while I am super proud that I wrote it all in 30 days, I can’t say I would want to keep up this pace on a regular basis!

  2. Kat says:

    Congratulations on completing NaNo!!! I reached 50,000 the first two years that I did it but the last three years have been busts. I blame myself. I have tried to write the same story 3 times now- all with different approaches. I’m done with this story- it sat for 30 years. It will keep for a few more. It’s obviously not time to write it.

    I’m hoping to keep some sort of schedule for my blogging. It seems to have fallen by the wayside while life got in the way but I’ve been out of sorts and having problems writing. I think it’s because I haven’t been making myself write.

    • amandasnoseinabook says:

      Congrats to you!!!
      Oh my goodness, I couldn’t imagine hand-writing the whole thing! I do a lot of handwriting when I’m writing, especially when I feel a block coming on (sometimes hand-writing gets me out of that rut) or when I don’t have access to a computer, but I can only imagine that hand cramp! Ouch!

  3. JC says:

    I actually finished my novel at 42,000. I decided after a few days of trying to fill in that it wasn’t worth potentially ruining the story to hit 50,000, so I stopped around there. It was my first time and my left brained mind had a hard time with some of the finer details of writing a novel. I think next year will go better.

  4. aetherhouse says:

    Congrats! I gave up after the first week, at 7000 words *snort* The story just wasn’t working for me. It’s not ready yet, but I’ll shelve those 7000 words and come back to them later. I repositioned my priorities and I’m going back to editing my first book *nod*

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