NaNoWriMo Winner

Yey me.

It’s the end of November and I’ve finished what I intended to do–write a book in 30 days.

A couple of years ago, the thought of doing that would have seemed impossible. I’ve certainly tried NaNoWriMo in the past, but my writing practice was poor and a lack of discipline meant that the time I spent at the computer was difficult and unfocused.

This time however was so much better. I’ve spent the last year practising my writing habit by building up a daily word count. I’ve learnt how to do beats to make the day’s writing easier. This two things have come together and meant that every day I knew what I was writing and where the story was going.

I now have a book in first draft that I can put through my revision process and publish at some point early next year.

I’ve got a lot more to say about NaNoWriMo so will write some more posts over the next couple of weeks. For now, I’m going to bask in this little victory.