Saturday, 5 December 2015

Life after NaNoWriMo


It's been a while since I've posted anything on this blog or caught up with other blogs. Life has been a little crazy lately. I read a lot of books throughout september, but after that it fell a little flat.
When november came around I made a last minute decision to participate in NaNoWriMo. I ended up writing 40,137 words. I didn't reach 50,000, but I'm so happy with what I've achieved! I finally wrote down the main idea of a story that has been in my head forever. There were definitely points where I felt like I had lost the plot, but now I think I have an idea again as to where my story is going.

As you can see in the graph at the beginning of the month I wrote a little more than the required 1,667 words per day to reach 50,000 words in a month. Around day 18 that started to falter a little, because I had already found a new project that I couldn't wait to dive into. I finally got my own domain name for my  more personal blog where I write about pretty much anything that's going on in my life: 'Met pen en penseel' (the blog is in Dutch, it's called 'With pen and paintbrush'). It's been really exciting to figure everything out and really make the blog to my liking. After I started that project I figured I should get back to writing, and I did write some more, but I didn't really write as much as before. Eventhough I didn't manage to reach my goal I think I did pretty well for not planning to participate at all and I even wrote a little more after NaNoWriMo was over (not much though, after such an intense month I do have a little problem getting back into writing modus).

How did your writing go during november?

9 comments:

  1. Oei, jammer hé! Je was al zo'n flink eind, tho!

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    1. Ja, helaas. Maar ik ben eigenlijk wel ontzettend blij met hoe ver ik gekomen ben!

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  2. 40,137 words is more than enough to be proud of; wow! Congratulations! I didn't participate in the NaNoWriMo, nor have I ever participated period, it's such a daunting feat for me, but one I hope to try at least once in my life time ;)

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    1. Yeah, eventhough I didn't make it, I'm actually really happy with it! You should definitely participate some day if you can find the time, it is a lot of fun :)

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  3. Yay! If you're happy with the results, that's all that counts. "Winning" NaNo doesn't mean anything except meeting your own goals.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Yeah, that's definitely true! I also think it is good to push yourself, but you also shouldn't push yourself too hard. Other years when I did write 50,000 words in a month I didn't write anything for about four months after NaNoWriMo. This year I wrote less, but I am happier with what I've actually written and I think it's because of that that I actually continued writing after november!

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  4. Yay! If you're happy with the results, that's all that counts. "Winning" NaNo doesn't mean anything except meeting your own goals.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  5. It seems like you've been up to quite a bit lately. I am glad things have been progressing nicely with your personal blog, that I've been seeing you around here a bit more and that you did so well in Nano!

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    1. Yeah, I definitely have :) Thank you!

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