Done! I met the National Novel Writing Month goal of 50,000 words written in November.
I had actually written 50586 when I submitted my manuscript for validating, but who’s counting? Oh, right, I was!
That said, in typical NaNoWriMo fashion, I am done but not finished. I totally skipped the story’s Act Two because that’s going to require a lot of research, and I don’t have an ending yet. So I have more writing to do before I have a complete first draft.
And parts of it are pure dreck. But, parts of it are pretty exciting, like the battle with the giant squid.
I’ll be stepping away from it for a few weeks to address my inbox, laundry, cat, friends, and everything else that got neglected while I kept my nose to the grindstone. But I will get back to it and hope to have it out sometime next year. And I’m pencilling in NaNoWriMo 2013.
Thanks to all for the encouraging words.