NaNoWriMo 2015 Winner!


Well, after a month of ups and downs, the inevitable days of Writer’s Stall (not Block), making up for lost words & time, late nights & early mornings, far too much coffee, the obstacles of turkey & pumpkin pie: at three minutes to midnight last night I submitted 50,335 words to be validated through the NaNoWriMo website and got the thumbs up!  Actually it was more than that.  It was a video, a certificate, badges, the offer for a t-shirt and more winner’s swag prizes to be claimed on December 1st!

Of course, I can’t really write a 50k word novel.  Even though I did try to aim my plot toward that much faster ending, it still has a few thousands words left before I can officially say that it’s finished.  It might be more like a 70-75k word novel, instead.  The best thing about this entire experience, is that I stuck with it.  There were days when my brain couldn’t muster a single word to help and I started to sweat the looming finish line.  Especially when my muse was happily dabbling in the realms of my other novels, rather than focusing on the NaNo one!

I learned about myself as a writer, though, that when push comes to shove, I can make it happen.  On a normal day, if my muse isn’t interested in a story, I’ll switch over to something else.  NaNo taught me that I can slap that hussy and make her do what I want, she’s not in control! (Well… for the most part, anyway.)  It just makes me wish there was some kind of challenge every month or two, rather than once a year.  I could try to set up the same parameters on myself, but I’m not afraid of me, so it’s not that great of an incentive! LOL 😉



Published by A.C. Melody

Indie Author of Erotic, BDSM,PNR, SciFi/Futuristic, and Dark Romance. I'm from the Pacific Northwest, drink far too much coffee, always root for the underdog, anti-heroes and shameless whores, I love hard ass Alphas and the strong women they'll move heaven and earth to claim. You can always find me in my writing cave, but it's not always wise to try and talk to me there, so make sure to sign up for my newsletter, instead!

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