The Final Stretch: 40 000 to 50 000 words
The Final Few Days
Nanowrimo is nearly at an end. With only five more days to go, I’m only a couple of hundred words behind. It’s not bad considering I missed three days of writing. In the past few days, I’ve had to put my nose to the grindstone and get this story somewhere close to what I intended to be. It’s not been easy because I’ve diverted so much off the track and revealed more than I expected. However, I think it was for the best. After I’ve finished these final few days, I’m going to take a short writing break. I’ve got some essential things going on that require more of my attention.
When that’s all sorted though, you will need to prepare to be hit with the revised chapters. I’m going to try and edit and rewrite every chapter every fortnight, hopefully. Until then, enjoy the final ten thousand words of the very very rough draft.
Day 25: 41000 Words
I’m on the cusp of the final act. Things are about to be ramped up, but before they do I’ve dropped some big revelations and are about to drop another one. I just hope that it all makes sense in the end. I guess that’s what editing is for.
Day 26: 42989 Words
We are definitely heading to the climax now. This is the fun part where writing is easier because you’re excited to be here. I hope that that excitement transfers to the readers as well when I finish all my redrafts and editing.
Day 27: 45022 Words
To be honest I wasn’t proud of this session of writing. I wrote myself into a corner and had to find a way out of it. I don’t think a lot of what I wrote here will be in the final story, but it did give some things to reconsider when I go back and edit.
Day 28: 46690 Words
This was a much better run this yesterday. There was some great world-building here and some more action. Of late I have wondered that I write to much dialogue. I’ll need to keep an eye on that in the future
Here it is. Better late than never.
Happy writing to you all.