Nanowrimo Update

NaNoWriMo

I actually still have one more night’s writing to do to wrap up the story – but I hit the 50,000 word target tonight. Update: the NaNoWriMo word count engine benchmarked me at 50,524, giving me a generous couple hundred extra words.

I’m happy. And tired. :)

5 Responses to “Nanowrimo Update”

  1. Beast Mom Says:

    Yea! Congrats! You made it :)

    I’m so glad you reached your goal.

    -bm

  2. Holy Says:

    Yahoo…way to go!

    When I first saw characters: 279,639, I thought that was you jokingly alluding to having too many antagonists in your tale. :)

    I’m glad you got there…how much more before you think you’ve got an ending that will permit you to then hightail back to the beginning and start editing in earnest?

  3. Beast Mom Says:

    Hey J,
    So that gal changed her blog title. I’m glad. I didn’t want it to get any more extreme than a simple ask and appropriate response. Moving on…

    -bm

  4. Brenda Says:

    Wowzas! So are you going to get it published? Sell copies online? I think you should after all that work. Nice job, Jeri.

  5. Jeri Says:

    Thanks, all!

    Holy, I have about 5K words more to finish, probably, then I’d guess it’ll take me a month to edit into something approaching coherent. (First rewrite… not last.. LOL)

    The experts recommend letting it sit awhile between first writing and picking it up to edit – and right now that sounds kind of appealing, taking at least a couple weeks off before revisiting it.

    Brenda, I’m not sure yet whether I can shape it up enough to submit for publication. Even if I don’t, I will have learned so much that the next one will be that much better.

    What I will do – and was going to do for my family anyway – is create a PDF file of it, upload it w/out publishing the link, and provide the address privately via email to those interested.

    I actually can’t publish it online without costing myself the ability to sell it to a publisher – as a publisher wants first publishing rights. So, I don’t know if I’d go there… it’s either good enough that I’m hopeful of publication, so wouldn’t self-publish – or it’s bad enough that I’m not likely to show it to anyone. Great logic, eh? ;)