I’m nine days behind in announcing my win for NaNoWriMo, and twelve days behind in celebrating it when I actually met my goal. Yes, I wrote 50,000 words in 28 days. But I had to. On the 29th, I was leaving for an early Christmas Vacation.

But I also want to let everyone know that 50,000 is just a number. That whether you wrote down 500 or 500,000 over the course of 30 days, is still words that you didn’t have before! And that’s a great success! Too many people cannot even put one word on a page, but you saw this challenge, looked it in the eye and accepted it. So if you made the arbitrary goal of the program or not: you wrote something, of your own free will, because that’s what you want to do. And that makes you a writer.

So congratulations!

If you are interested in a beta reader, or just hearing some general feedback from another perspective, I’m happy to take a look over these chaotic creations from November. Let me know what was the best/worst/hardest/enlightening part of your journey through November!

NaNoWriMo 2015

I’m not joining the club late. I’m just announcing it late. I have a cute little counter in the side bar about how I’m doing. See? So you can watch me flounder and struggle as the month goes on. 🙂

I’m just going to leave you with a synopsis of my story that I’m working on.

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Building the Story

I want to write a political fantasy with magical creatures, danger, magic, and culture. I want to read about secret dealings, civil turmoil, worlds on the brink of war and bonds being formed between unlikely friends.

So I began to brainstorm empires and countries and kings and generals.

And I devolved into researching medieval economics. I don’t like economics, generally.

Have others had a similar experience?