Winning NaNoWriMo and what comes next

Ah! That looks nice!

And it happened earlier than I expected. Although I had stayed on track the whole month, my writing really took off over the last few days culminating with the wordiest day in my NaNo history yesterday with 5,785 words written.

There are a few days of NaNoWriMo left but I haven't decided if I'm going to keep writing my story or not. There were several reboots in there so I don't think there is much salvageable but I do think that the learning experience of doing all of this was quite valuable and who knows, I might keep working on it right where I left off or I might dig through it all and pull out what I can for something that is not, eh, garbage? Right now it's a flaming dumpster but that's OK. I feel good just having completed it, my second NaNo win with the last one in 2014.

Finally, I highly recommend yWriter. It worked really well for me during this month. I saved my yWriter project file in OneDrive and I had no problem working across three different computers.

So, what's next?

The first thing I'm going to do is check out a library book that has nothing to do with writing and I'm going to spend time reading during the month of December. Also, I'm going to be busy working on the Christmas Countdown series of podcasts soon so that will take up some of my time.

It's been fun, NaNo, but I am ready for a bit of rest!


  1. I was very tempted to join you in NaNoWriMo this year. But I was waaaaaay too occupied with house stuff. Though perhaps writing would have been a good stress reliever. Hopefully next year. It’s a good time to start thinking of stories to tell.


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