J. L. Willow

Author ~ Blogger ~ Storyteller

Well, today is the last day of National Novel Writing Month. To recap what Nanowrimo is, thousands of writers all around the world challenge themselves to write 50k words in one month (roughly 1670 words a day).  Throughout the 30 days, there are virtual and in-person write-ins scheduled to help you stay you on-track. It’s a ton of fun, and if you aren’t familiar with it, I highly recommend you check out their website here.

For the second year in the row, I’m happy to report that I’ve won Nanowrimo! Now, if you’ve been keeping up with my work, you’ll know that I am currently in the middle of working on my second novel, Missing Her. So you might be a little confused as to what I wrote 50k words on! Well, I’ve had an idea sitting in the back of my head for a while that I really wanted to get down while it was still fresh, and I was able to time my process for Missing Her just right that I was able to hand it off to a round of Beta Readers before the month of November. That way, I could fully focus on my Nano-novel.

Now, don’t get excited. Nanowrimo does not leave you with a fully completed manuscript. What I have is an extremely messy, raw first-draft. There’s still a lot of work to be done, and to be honest, I’m not sure that it’s going to see the light of day for a very long time. But you do have something to look forward to, and that is the release of my second novel this spring! Make sure that you’re signed up for my email list so you don’t miss an update 🙂

To take a closer look at how I did this November, check out my author profile here!

Did you compete in Nanowrimo? How did you do? Leave your results in the comments below!

Just keep writing, just keep writing . . .

— Julia

One thought on “End of Nanowrimo: So, What Happened?

  1. jon287 says:

    I love this tradition for writers- really keeps the creative juices flowing


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