Nearly didn’t get to register my total last night, as the Internet connection chose that moment to stop working. After a few minutes panic, I remembered dear husband had a different connection upstairs and it worked. Total word count validated and exhaustion setting in. But I’m glad I persevered as I now have ¾ of a contemporary novel and 80% of the Victorian novella written. I might have finished one of them if I hadn’t (madly) decided to write the first part of another type of novel for our annual SAW competition – and the deadline for that was also yesterday (didn't count that for NaNo total)!
But I must thrive on challenge and deadlines and the whole month has proved to me what I can actually achieve if I knuckle down and write first, before playing on social networks. It has also shown me that I thrive on having two projects at once – if I write them at different times of the day. So NaNo worked on lots of levels for me. Main problem now will be finishing each of these projects. But since the novella is set around Twelfth Night, that’s the priority!
Meanwhile, I was delighted and proud to hear that my daughter Vikki has won third prize in the latest Multi-story competition. This was a Flash Fiction comp and I’ve just read her beautiful story on the Multi-story website - just scroll down their page.
UK and Amazon US over the weekend.
I’m away now to enjoy a coffee and walk with husband this morning before tackling the rest of this novella!