So I was able to do it, I finished the book on time, ringing in at just under 52K words. Where to go from here? I dunno. One of the winner offers is for five free paperback copies of the book through some partner site. I'll probably redeem those once I think of a dang title for the thing just so I have print copies of the draft for matter of prosperity before getting into editing and expanding it. I've got a little while to figure that out, though, so for now I'm back to programming.
But I will say this about nanowrimo: It was a lot of fun. It was a lot of work, yeah, but I had some of the most fun doing it as I have in some time creating things. I came off it with my mind clear, fresh, having actually come up with multiple other story ideas to work with and adapt into things that I came up with in just that last month. It was kind of interesting, it was like pouring all my energy into writing one story opened a floodgate of ideas for all the other times I was not at a keyboard to sit and write, far more intense than my normal creative process comes up with ideas.
At the end of the day, I've come to a decision: I'm definitely doing this again. Next year, the year after, I'll keep doing it whenever I can. And I've decided that's what my pool of random dream ideas is going to go to. I keep a page in my private dev wiki called just 'scratchpad' where I add interesting story ideas that come to me from dreams to look at later, and I'm going to do just like this one, just pick one at last minute at random and go. I'm looking forward to it, that's for sure.
Date posted: 11 December, 2012 Tags: nanowrimo regularspelling writing
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