I hope the month is treating you well so far. I also hope you’re further along in your Christmas shopping than me lol. It’s a real problem, you guys. There’s so much more to do, but I’ve been writing so all is well, right? Just kidding. But I did get a few presents today, so at least, it’s a start.
Speaking of writing, as mentioned in a previous post, this year I participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for the first time. It’s all about words/increasing word count, and I gotta tell you: It is a challenge! But NaNoWriMo was also a lot of fun. Every day in November I wrote down how many words I added to my WIP. I tried to push forward and not look back. This was hard, though, because I feel the need to fix things when they need fixing lol!
Anyway, for anyone who enjoys numbers, here are my stats.
Most words written in a day: 1,684 words
Number of Days I wrote: 26 days (the other 4 days I edited (hey, I couldn’t help myself!))
Word count at the end of November: 40,104 words
I had about 12,000 words prior to starting NaNoWriMo–which means I added about 28,000 words!!! I wanted to significantly advance the story, and that definitely happened. Also, the more I write this book, the more I love it <3. Sometimes the words just won’t come, but they did in November, and I’m very thankful for that.
On another note…I ordered proofs for the NINJA GIRL paperback!!!! 0__0 WOOHOO!!!!! They should be here Thursday, and I’m so excited to add it to my shelf with ADORKABLE. Ahhh! They are going to look so awesome together. If all goes well with the proofs, I should have NINJA GIRL up on Amazon and available in paperback before Christmas. Fingers crossed!