Thank the muses and the boozes it is complete! I’m quite chuffed. I passed 50K on day 15, which was a win for anxious writing and inept time management. Then I slowed down a bit and have skipped two days of writing entirely. It’s done now though, after a final push with Andy C and The Shamen slapping me in the ear holes and a tiny mental kitten asleep in my lap. I’ve got a final word count of 69,251 words. Which is ridiculous. I’ve never written that much on a single topic, still less in 23 days. Thank you NaNoWriMo, and many thanks to the support of my other half, friends and family (some of whom have even been reading it! Even more madness.) It’s been an excellent exercise in commitment and dedication. I really wouldn’t have imagined that I could do this. I believe my success is down to not having a plan
I’m happy to see that some of my fellow wrimers are approaching the target word count too – you can do it too!
I have been pretty keen to get it finished, so that I can enjoy a spot of relaxation, and open the bottle of Jura Prophecy whisky I bought myself as a reward! I’ve also treated myself to a Fry’s Peppermint Cream and a change of colours for the novel’s cover. We treated Geiger to a laser pointer toy and he’s going fucking mental. We may yet manage to wear him out.
Of course, I don’t know whether it’s much good. You can judge for yourself, and I’ll be happy to receive any feedback, especially about the suitability of the ending. I’m not good at ending things. I don’t usually get that far. It feels to me like it’s a logical and satisfying end, but what would I know? I had no clue what was going on, but it coalesced more fully over the last week and I’m not sure how else it could have gone. Again, I’d be interested in knowing what folks think.
I’m not sure what to do with it now that I’ve reached the end. I think I’ll probably just leave it alone, or bung up a PDF of the complete story for anyone who doesn’t want the hassle of clicking back and forth between posts. I feel your pain. I’m very happy to have completed something, and written 38% over the target. Fucking cool.
Next up – continuing The Desert Crystals (at a better pace), getting some pictures sorted of the last few things I’ve been building in Lego and relaxing. And playing with Geiger of course!