The August Nano is now done! Time to do an assessment:
- Finished book 6 of The String Weavers: CHECK – This happened on August 6th.
- Finished book 7 of The String Weavers: CHECK – This happened on midnight of August 30th with an entire day to spare! Wow!
- Total Wordcount for August: 109,679
Yep, nailed it in August despite the allergy attacks and despite the smoke in the air from all the forest fires. It was a real struggle on a lot of days, but THEY BOOKS ARE DONE!
Sorry to yell there, but this is really exciting. With the last book of Nano, “The String Weavers” arc is done! :happysnoopydance:
Of course the down side of this is that I now have 5 first drafts to revise. Ah well, can’t have everything. Hehe.
Other good news is that the July and August Nano’s put me over my yearly goal for new words (see the graph in the right column). The goal for 2012 was 500,000 new words. At the end of August the tally was 545,369 words!
And yes, I’m still writing. I came out of August pumped and the Muse on a high no sugar-high can touch. So, I started writing short stories. One is finished and I’m working on one more. After that, it’s back to revision!
I will admit that it feels good to have the chance to do other stuff without feeling guilty about it. Two Nanos in a row was intense, especially one as successful as July (170,000 words), and they did succeed in helping me write 3 90k+ novels. But now? I’m sleeping in, going for walks, doing publishing stuff, and if I want to stop and do some research for a few hours or read a book, I can! Hah!
So, to everyone else, how did your July and August shape up?
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