It is the last day of November, the last day of National Novel Writing Month.
Well, I won.
I validated my manuscript on Wednesday at 72,454 – about 190 words more than Scrivener told me. I have continued writing since the story is not yet done, and last night I crept past 75,000 words. In theory I could add more words today, but I think I am about done – I have no writing time available this lunchtime and plans for the evening, so I might manage another thousand words or so, but nothing that would get me close to 80k, say.
I have three chapters remaining to write. It’s possible that I can get those done over the weekend, but given how my weekends generally go I expect I will still be working on those early next week.
Once that is done, I will insert this new material into my existing manuscript, then print it all out. That is going to be a slab of paper.
But the main thing is that this gets me writing again.
Congratulations to all those who have participated in NaNoWriMo – it doesn’t matter if you reached the goal or not: if you wrote anything, you now have a few thousand words that you wouldn’t have written otherwise.
Now, write some more.
Update: in that way the body has of letting go right after a period of stress, I have come down with a cold. So, no writing today at all – my final validated word count stands at 75,229.