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!