Well, November has come and gone, and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has come to an end.
I did not reach the goal of 50,000 words, but I still made a good effort and ended with 40,176 words.
I got hit with pretty severe writers block right as Thanksgiving arrived. Between traveling, spending time with family and friends, and binge-watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, I didn’t have time to properly work around that block. I was able to recover a bit at a local write-in that word-sprinted to midnight on the 30th, but still fell short of 50k.
That doesn’t mean my NaNoWriMo journey this year wasn’t a success. I feel much more confident about my story than I had on November 1st. Characters have become better-developed, the plot is more filled-in, and I’m actually excited about the sequel to Grigory’s Gadget now. (For a while there, I berated myself for setting up a sequel. Why did I do that to myself? WHY?)
So now I’m neatening-up what I did write during November, and will be posting the new scenes on Wattpad shortly.