Thursday, December 29, 2011

Completing the NaNo Novel and other crappy first drafts

I didn't announce it on here as it happened, but around this time last month I completed my first NaNoWriMo with 50,508 words.   Yay!

A few months ago I finally finished the shitty first draft of my first novel.   It only took um, about six or seven years give or take.  But at least now it is done: ready for improvement, tweaking, changing completely.  The most amazing thing about this particular journey is that for around seven years I have stuck to the one thing!

So I have not one but two novels to rewrite, edit and polish!

One of the prizes for winning NaNoWriMo is 5 proof copies  of your novel so my goal now is to have something finished so I can take advantage of the offer.

Of course being the Virgo I am this is going to to take blood, sweat, tears and loads of other cliches to get it done so that it is 'perfect'.

Here goes....


  1. I am so excited for you and that is a good point. Winning this I also have those 5 proof copies. Exciting times

  2. Thank you Nina :) Best of luck to you with your novel too!