Author’s Log: NaNoWriMo Round Up (#amwriting, #nanowrimo)

If you’re like me, and participated in the focused madness that is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), you’ve probably just come skidding out the other side with your heels on fire.

*dances about to put out flames*

So how’d I do?

My goal was to draft 30k words on Blood & Steam 3 (full novella) and 45k on DRAGON’S HEART (half of a 90k fantasy novel) for a total of 75k words.

I didn’t quite make that 75k, but only because I fast-drafted Blood & Steam 3 and it came out shorter than I anticipated at about 27k. My total word count for the month of November was… *drum roll*


Ummm…that’s a whole lotta words, y’all. It’s certainly the most words I’ve ever drafted in a month. Actually, that’s more than double that what I’ve done before, even in my best months.

I honestly don’t if any of those words are actually any good, but I’ll worry about that in revision. I’ve got an extra week in December, the last week of which I’ll be off the Day Job, so I’m going to see if I can’t hit that 75k words this time. BECAUSE HOLY WOW I WROTE OVER 70K WORDS IN 30 DAYS!

That’s a daily average of 2,398 words per day. I’m exhausted, but thrilled at the same time. And now…time to collapse.

Sleep? What is this “sleep” you speak of?


*falls over*


How about you guys? Did you participate in NaNoWriMo? How’d you do?


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