Tuesday, December 01, 2015

NaNoWriMo 2015

I tried. I struggled valiantly. I was diligent as I could be, could beyond the call of duty at times and others barely squeaking out the words for the day.

But I failed.

The Thanksgiving weekend, where I would usually make up for tons of slacking earlier, proved to be my downfall as I wrote barely anything as I met the commitments of family and building a train table for my wife's Christmas village. This put me into a deficit that I vainly clawed at the sides to get out of, but in the end, I slid down the sides to my inevitable doom.

Mark my word count at the time of demise at 47,070.

It is a goodly amount of words, but it is not enough to win.

I'm sorry novel, I have failed you.

Or have I? You see, despite being about 3,000 words shy (2, 930 to be precise), the novel is complete. It has a beginning, a middle and a hell of an end. I even tacked on an epilogue I didn't think I'd need but it managed to wrap things up nicely.

Now all that is left to do is flesh it out. The skeleton is there and you can see the connective tissue, but I will have to go about fattening it up and stringing the flesh onto it so it goes from looking like a gaunt, emaciated hell creature and into something a little more fetching.

So in failure, I did manage to get a small taste of victory. And for that, I am happy.

Now to get back to Friday Night Frights 2 and finish my editing on that once and for all.

Then maybe, The Girl at the Bottom of the Bottle can finally get out as well.

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