NaNoWriMo 2013 – The End

nano-winner_2013-Winner-Square-ButtonIt’s finished!

My NaNo novel, Chasing Credit, is done.

Actually, hang on – NO it’s not finished!

Although I’ve officially ‘won’ NaNoWriMo this year again, Chasing Credit is far from complete. I did pretty well, achieving 52,574 words in less than 30 days and hitting the 50,000 mark on the 25th November. But, my personal aim was to achieve 60,000 words and to have written the end of the story, leaving gaps in the middle to fill in later. So, I haven’t hit 60,000 words and I haven’t reached the end, yet.

With two half-finished NaNo novels on my hard drive, I’m determined not to have a third. This is one I must complete.

But, first things first, I am going to return to my other novel, The Reluctant Scribe. The first draft of this is finished. In fact, I finished it on the last day of October in a desperate flurry of writing in order to clear the way for the beginning of NaNo. I am nervous about the redrafting/rewriting stage, having never got this far with a novel before. Recently I’ve bought Alan Watt’s book, The 90-day Rewrite, and I hope he guides me through the process. Will start working on the re-edit on 2nd December but for the next few days I am having a welcome break.

Author: Ruth Livingstone

Walker, writer, photographer, blogger, Doctor, woman, etc.

6 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2013 – The End”

  1. Congrats on your NaNo achievements. I only did about 10000 words on mine, but I’m still working on the same novel I was when NaNo began which is a big win for me. I still believe in it and in spite of my past history think I can finish it.

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  2. You did it! What an amazing achievement, Ruth. You must have so much discipline to keep going day after day. Note to self: keeping writing even when it’s going badly. I managed 16 runs and 92 miles in my own November challenge. I could have logged up some more yesterday but, instead, I was a good mum and minded my grand-daughters so my daughter could run. So it’s December 1st so what challenges are we setting ourselves for this month? :

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    1. Thanks – and well done on your running achievements 🙂
      Goals for December? Survive Christmas, maybe. My goal is to get some serious editing done on my completed draft novel. Want to get it up to submission standard in the next 3 months.

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      1. If I could just get the first three chapters written I’d be happy. Spent ages tinkering around with one paragraph again earlier. I must stop doing that! Good luck with the editing.

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