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NaNoWriMo: word slammed

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

 

I  won NaNoWriMo this year. Had some time on my hands, so I went for 80,000 words and made it.


I let it "cool" for six months and decided it was worth editing. It's my first book, and as of 7/14, I'm still editing it. If you're really that bored, you can see my blog where I chronicle this editing. Toward the middle or so I begin sharing a little more of the actual story. I started that blog just so I could keep track of my progress, but couple people actually started reading it. I didn't expect that. I looked at someone else's blog who was chronicling her work, and it just was so uninteresting to hear her dryly talk about characters and situations I wasn't invested in. For that reason, I had no thought my editing-the-book blog would be read by anyone but myself. I began to take this audience into account.

I talk about the up times and the down times. The down times I seem to have a lot of, but I plug on in spite of them, only God knows why.

Which that's actually the book's title. Something like that, anyway. For the Love of God. Read it for yourself, if you like!




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2 Comments

Reply Kathy Rupff
4:31 PM on January 11, 2014 
Congratulations to you-- What an awesome accomplishment! Saw you over on Christian Creative Writers website.
God bless!
Reply Fogue-ess
4:26 PM on December 13, 2012 
Congrats!!