Did I reach the official Nanowrimo word count goal of 50,000 words? Mais no, mon ami. I didn’t actually think the story would be that long anyway, so no worries on that account. And it could actually turn into a whole nother thing later during a rewrite. Ya never know.
Completed word count: 25828
They’re having an end of nano party in Indy. I thought about going but ultimately remembered that I’m not much of a party person. I do think it would be fun. I just…I don’t know. I have other stuff that takes priority. Maybe next year.
Judging by the message boards, that isn’t what Nano is for most people. First, it’s more about camaraderie than anything else. These people all over the world attempt this crazy feat at the same time. They encourage each other and engage in community weirdness. They whine about word counts or they offer advice where they can.
Mostly, they write. It is a marathon, my friends. Make no mistake about that or think for one moment that cranking out a book in 30 days is something that a “lazy” author does. It’s a month-long lurch that drains the brainpower considerably.