Mission Complete. What’s next?
To be honest I knew I could do it, it only takes the commitment to write, which I should do more of anyway. The main issue, all the errors in it, I will tend to eventually but the important part now is to finish the actual novel.
It needs major editing and a little revising. When I became stuck I went off in a whole other direction. (Don’t you hate it when your characters don’t do what you tell them to do?)
I would like to thank my wife, who allowed me to take the time to write and did a lot of pushing to get me to finish—threating me with torture and other unspeakable acts does wonders for my incentive. Also my thanks to the kids for being quiet sometimes even if they looked at me like I was from a different planet when they were informed of Nanowrimo. Sure, they laughed when they saw me sitting in my office with my earplugs in—but they knew why.
I did attend three write-ins at the local iHop that went rather well—some of the group seemed a little distracting, but I managed. It did feel a little weird showing up there every Friday night with a gaming laptop.
During my down times I did get some very helpful advice from other bloggers, most of them were posted over on Kait Nolan’s site. She has a lot of great links that writers of all genres should check out.
Another one that is worth the visit is Emma Darwin and her blog, This Itch of Writing.
Now it is time to come to an ending on To Die A Slow death (It almost sounds like a Bond novel) and then the editing.
It was fun and kept me out of trouble. Now comes December, National Novel Editing Month, Na-No-Ed-Mo, and time to dust off my Chicago Manual Of Style.
Posted on November 30, 2011, in achievements, detective, editing, goals, mystery, Na-No-Wri-Mo, work in progress, writing, writing habits and tagged 000 Winner, 50, editing, Emma Darwin, Kait Nolan, NaNoWriMo, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.