As NaNoWriMo scrapes hundreds of thousands
as it comes to a close this weekend,
it’s important to note that not everyone’s goal has been to write 50K.
To “win” NaNo
first and foremost it’s about picking up the dropped gauntlet
A friend of mine writes historical mystery novellas.
Between needing to research for accuracy
write reports for a course she’s taking
her word count is hovering in the 30K range.
She’s claimed that she will not “win” –
she already has.
She’s started not one but two new novellas
and written more in this past month
than she ever has before.
She might never take the NaNo challenge again
(and quite frankly neither will I, even though I will make the 50K)
but we’ve both learned valuable lessons
about our writing styles
Whether you’ve participated or not, what have you learned about yourself as a writer this month?