I did a thing. A few of you may recall that I decided to join in…

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

I did a thing.

A few of you may recall that I decided to join in for NaNoWriMo, writing 50,000 words of a novel during the month of November. I continued after that (at a slightly slower pace, as you can see by the change in the slope of the graph above), and a few minutes ago I finished my first draft.

It needs revision; there are things happening off-camera (off-page?) that should be on-camera, and vice versa, and there are a few plot elements, and a few characters, that I want to rework pretty significantly. But as something that came through my dash the other day said, a first draft only has to exist in order to succeed, and now this one does.

I have a sense (from the nonfiction book I wrote a dozen years ago) of how much work remains. But it feels good to get even this far. And since I don’t know how much farther I’ll get, I want to take the opportunity now to thank you all, my Tumblr friends, by which I mean, my friends, for being so cool, and creative, and such fans of fiction yourselves that your enthusiasm spilled over and inspired me to do this.

So, thanks.

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Friday, November 29th, 2013


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