NaNoWriMo 2013: Day 30

I feel so sad right now. IT’S OVER. The fun and insanity of November is over. 😦

So, yes, again, I didn’t write yesterday. But I’m happy to report that I didn’t waste my whole day looking at cute kitty pictures on the internet. The weather was really nice, and I spent a long time editing Secrets outside. However, I can’t count what I did towards my editing goal for the month, since I was going back over the same scenes I’ve already gone over. (I’m preparing to print stuff out for Mom to read, so I’m becoming obsessed with getting everything just right.)

As for today, I spent just as much time editing, which has really made me happy. I’m so excited with these chapters, and I can’t wait to show them to people. In fact, I was so focused on editing that I almost forgot about my NaNo novel before I realized IT WAS THE LAST DAY OF NOVEMBER AND OH MY GOODNESS I DIDN’T FINISH MY NANO NOVEL HELP ME I’M GOING TO DIE.

To add to my growing panic, I HAD NO INTERWEBZ. Which I guess was a good thing, but it meant that I had no word wars. Thankfully, I have found that timing myself is just as motivating and competitive as doing the same thing but with other people.

9:39 PM-11:10 PM: My 10 minute wars against myself were a bit goofy, because I found that, without the internet, five minute breaks felt like an eternity. I mean, what was I supposed to do? I couldn’t compulsively update my word count, I couldn’t distract myself on the forums, and I couldn’t look at cute kitty pictures. I was stuck with my novel.

So, I basically did six 10 minute word wars with myself, with anywhere from 45 second to 3 minute breaks. On the last war, I went over 10 minutes, so I just counted it as a 13 minute session.

There wasn’t as much nonsense and talking amongst my characters as I thought there would be. There was a really happy/sad moment, then some more happy/sad moments that weren’t as happy/sad as the first moment, and then finally a really sad moment. But the really sad moment had a tiny little happy twist at the end, so I was happy.

I was sad, though, when I realized that the novel, the journey, and NaNo were all over. Well, NaNo is still going on in other parts of the world, but it’s just about over where I live.

Good luck to those still writing, and congrats to those who have written during NaNoWriMo, no matter how many words you’ve written!

Words written today: 3,456

Total words written: 71,950

Scenes edited today: 0

Total scenes edited: 15


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