As November draws to a close, so does the National Novel Writing Month finish… for 2013. it is a challenge to write 50,000 words in the month of November, as part of or all of a novel. It isn’t a competition in the sense that you receive a prize or award (apart from a certificate which you can print out and various winners’ items which you can buy such as t-shirts) The reward is completing the challenge, and of maintaining the impetus to keep writing. People keep saying ‘what happens next? what happens to your story?’ Well, the answer is the same as for any story I write; having had so many disappointments in the past from publishers and agents, I now publish on Kindle and this is what I will do again when I have completed and edited my story.
I must say I have surprised myself at how well it has all gone; in fact I completed my 50,000 words on November 19th, but have continued to write and I think by the time it is midnight I will have completed 73,000 words altogether. What have I got out of it apart from my sense of achievement? I feel reinvigorated as a writer! I feel excited about my writing, and feel creative and stimulated… I definitely intend to try again next year, all being well.. and I look forward to as many surprises in my next NaNo project, as I’ve received in this writing ‘Radwinter.’