NaNoWriMo 2011 Won!

NaNoWriMo 2011 Won!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my NaNoWriMo effort this year.

Well you’ll all be pleased to hear that I managed to win again. I passed 50,000 words with about three hours and fifteen minutes to spare, so it was a close thing.

Of course not everything went quite as planned. I’d hoped to finish the story a couple of days before the end of NaNo and then go back and fill in a couple of scenes to hit fifty thousand so I’d have a readable first draft on the 1st Dec. But as it was I lingered over the final chapter, it was enjoyable lingering, but it meant that I hit the magical fifty thousand in the penultimate scene.

So I still have a couple of thousand words to write to wrap it all up nicely.

Still, as an experiment to see if it’s possible to produce a readable first draft on the aggressive nano schedule I’ll call it a success. And the beauty is that I can distribute this to a bunch of Beta readers and get feedback as to what needs work before I put a lot of editing in.

Assuming that is I have any Facebook friends left. Having only posted NaNo count’s for the last month will have driven some away I’m sure.