Monthly Book Draft Challenge : November

Monthly Book Draft Challenge : November


I don’t think I have ever been quite so happy to have aged another 30 days. Wow. WOW. This month was something else. And by something else, I mean it was probably the best NaNoWriMo I’ve ever had. And if you still don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, then where have you even been?

But really, I’m exhausted. I don’t want to get too into it since I’m sure there’ll be a million memes and beautiful questions to answer about how NaNo went (because obviously, you’re dying to know about my novel), so I’m actually going to keep this month’s Book Draft Challenge check-in brief. Don’t worry. You’ll be privy to all the wondrous details of my life soon. Promise.

Let’s check in.

Ocean’s Daughter: 0k
Spellbound: 0k
Crucible: 50k

Total: 50k

That’s right! I hit 50k! For the third time (not in a row, as if) I have officially WON NaNoWriMo! Oh my gosh, I’ll honestly say I was fully expecting NOT to win. I wish I could say I won weeks ago and have just been sitting on my numbers like some otherworldly writers can accomplish, but no, I literally pulled this off at the very last possible second. But hey, a win is a win, right?

So what happened this month?

  • Writing-writing-writing-writing-WRITING!!! Oh my goodness. It literally took over my life this month. I literally got a hand cramp for like three days straight. A HAND CRAMP. Owie.
  • This past week my flash drive decided it wanted to lose some of my files not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES. If I didn’t have a million back-ups I probably wouldn’t be so calming saying that now. But methinks it’s time to look into a new hard drive.
  • I realized how much I love this novel. Truly, I’m so glad I waited until NaNo to work on Crucible. Even though it’s not done yet, getting so much done all at once was a complete rush and if it’s possible I think I fell even MORE in love with my characters.
  • I’m cold. So so so cold.

This month was such a trip. I’m going to try to give my brain a bit of break in December and re-examine my goals for 2018 and reflect on what I managed to accomplish this year. I’m so freaking pleased with how November turned out, I love my novel (even if it’s not quite done yet), and I’m slowly starting to feel like a real writer.

If you participated, how did NaNoWrimo go for you? Did you make your word-count? Any final goals planned out for the rest of this year? ARE YOUR TOES FREEZING OFF TOO!?!?


    1. Author

      Thank you so much! December is definitely going to be used for a long rest 😉 Hope you have a fantastic end of the year too!

  1. Congratulations on reaching your word count goal! Nanowrimo went amazing for me too. I did 50k words for the first time. It was my fifth year doing Nanowrimo. Last year I only reached 40k and didn’t get to my goal unfortunately. The other years I did the YWP and so I did whatever amount of words I wanted.

    1. Author

      AAAAH! Congrats on reaching 50k!!! That’s awesome! 🙂 I hope you’re as happy with your novel as I am! Take a break for December and hopefully you’ll get back to writing again soon. The more we practice, the easier it gets!

  2. My fingers and nose are in fact little bitty bodycicles, right now. But YAY FOR ALL YOUR WORDS AND STORY SUCCESSES (despite your drive continually trying to destroy them??? NOT COOL).

    1. Author

      Oh NOES! STAY WARM!! You can’t write with frozen fingers!

      OMG, all my crashes happened at the END of the month too, when my word count was highest. I thought I was about ready to faint!!

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