On the last day, I managed to careen face-first in a half run, half fall across the finish line. My MS Word doc proudly displays “50,001” in the bottom left corner, which means, somehow, I did it. Oddly, the NaNoWriMo site validated it as 50,069, so I guess I got 68 words for free.
It’s a mess of notes and fragments and ill formed nonsense in a lot of places, but that doesn’t matter. It’s done. And I don’t have to look at it again for a long time. I will come back to edit eventually, as I love the premise and the heart of the stories I’ve written, but for now, to the depth of my Google Drive it goes.
I’m glad I tried it this year, despite my other priorities. It wasn’t nearly as smooth as last year, and the final product is a much hotter, stinkier mess, but I still feel like I learned a lot about myself and how I write. I’m probably going to try NaBloPoMo next year instead, so this victory might have to last me until November 2014 (Side note: Who put those two events in the same month?).
I’ll be back to beer-blogging soon. I’ve got all kinds of ideas lined up for December.
But no more write now. Brain need break. Drink beer. Play video game. Sleep maybe.
But no more write. Soon, but not now.