Words in the Dark: Post 10
A huge congratulations to Leslie Hodgins, writing Secrets of an Ancient Power (working title), for earning her 2016 NaNoWriMo badge on Day 27 (Nov. 27) in the first year she attempted the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Leslie has two small children and runs a business!
I didn’t succeed at my dream of earning a badge this year, not even as a NaNo Rebel. As I mention in Words in the Dark: Post 6 (Plot Twist), “NaNoWriMo is a nail-biter all month, because if more than one thing goes wrong, the whole month’s project can be derailed.” Sometimes we simply fail, but it is not the end.
By contrast, my graph for Druyan in 2014, when I did win, is shown below. The spikes are Sundays, my only days off, during which I had to catch up. The struggle on the Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (8-11 hours at work) is evident.
Fast-forward two years. On Day 29 (Nov. 29), Leslie is going strong, with a count of 54,382 words. I look forward to her book!
For 2016, this is your friendly writer signing off on another year of NaNoWriMo. Happy writing during the rest of the year.
When we reconvene in November 2017, may the odds be ever in our favour!