NaNoWriMo, December and Finishing a Book

We’re well into December, I know I’m late, but I wanted to wrap up how I did for NaNoWriMo and what I’m focusing on now that it’s all over.

First of all, I didn’t “win”. To win NaNoWriMo, you have to write 50.000 words, which for some reason is a novel to them. Well, I wrote around 27.000 and I think I finished a first draft for a novella.

If you read my previous post about NaNo, you’ll remember I was rewriting an old story. First of all, I’m super happy I did. I took the original idea, used much of what I’d started what, and just made it awesome (I’ll go as far as to say I made it ‘awesomerer’). I also rewrote it from third to first person.


It’s so much better. Soooo muuuuch beeeeeetteeeeeer.

I’ve been one of those people who didn’t use to care much for first person. Now I love it. It lends itself to storytelling in a much different (and in the case of my NaNo story, better) way.

Now, the only issue I’m wondering is: Am I actually finished at 27.000 and calling it a novella? For some reason I’m not quite sure. I can’t decide if I just flunked out and should try to expand the story, or if it actually ends there. So far, it has a beginning, middle, and end, so unless I really, really, really want to write more when I dig it back up in 3-4 months, then I’ll just have to edit the shit out of it.

For now, December, I’m trying to get my second book ready to go. It is very nearly ready, and I hope to have a cover and a release date ready soon. I want to start sending ARCs to people, so if you read my first book, The Consequence of Loyalty, and want read my next, be sure to let me know.

Oh, and have a wonderful Christmas/Holiday/Winter/December/End of the year!

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