I pretty much took the month of November off of the blog for anyone who was wondering.  I was able to participate and be a winner of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November!  The idea is that you needed to write 50,000 words in the month of November, which is the size of a novella or short novel. It was a really great experience.   It was the first time I ever wrote anything of this magnitude, and I learned a lot about what it takes to write one and about my own writing habits.

  • I definitely was a procrastinator, writing just over half my novel in the last week of the month.
  • Plantser: I benefited from a general outline of my story that I had made as well as a lot of freedom to adjust or add to the framework (Planner +Pantser)
  • My writing pace is about 1,500 words per hour
  • There is a LOT of editing to be done if I want to get my novel into shape
  • It was a really cool and fun experience!

My make-shift novel cover is my photo above, and as you can see the title is Explorer Corps.  Hope everyone else had a great November!

Jackie

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