Saturday, November 30, 2013

NaNoWriMo: 70K

At 11:51 on Saturday, November the 30th, I wrote my 70,000th word. That sounds quite epic and exciting—a real close call—until I add that it was am, and not pm. Now, the story wasn’t finished at this point, but I was writing the last bit of the climactic scene at the end, so I knew that it would be a small matter to finish the scene and tie everything up nice and neat and tidy.

My official 'validated' word count on the NaNoWriMo website is a little over 72k, but I'll need to finish wrapping things up this evening to consider it done. I'm writing the final scenes of the epilogue, and I can't want to write The End.

Congrats to all the NaNo writers out there who have achieved their goals! Whether you wrote 50k or 100k or 2k, be proud of yourself. The curse of the writer is not writing, and every word is a victory to us all. I know the game isn't over until midnight tonight, so good luck to those of you getting in your last words! (Here's hoping the NaNo site doesn't crash at some point, as it usually does...)

Until next year, then! 


  1. Yes!!! That's so awesome that you made it all the way to 70K!
    I finished on time too - only with the standard 50K, of course, but I was still pretty happy since this year I managed to win NaNoWriMo AND actually have a little bit of a life during the month of November. Maybe in a few years down the road, I'll be able to bump up my word count goal like you did.
    Congrats on a great NaNoWriMo2013!