So what happened?
How did I do?
From the picture you already know that I won the National Novel Writing Month (NaNOWriMo) 2017 – barely.
Total word count I validated on 29.11.2018 was: 50.019 words.
So time for a little resume:
1 – Plotober and Preptober
Plotober was such a good idea!! But for next year I will have to do even more preperations than this year. My Novel was planned in prologue, 2 parts and epilogue. I made a lot of notes for the first part, but nearly none for the second. Also the way I thought everything would happen changed a lot during the writing process.
Plotober is important – but I will have to plan a little bit more and especially to make my story line logical… I think for a next time it would also be good to actually discuss my idea with someone. Maybe that was something that I missed during Plotober/Preptober and one reason I didn’t do enough.
2 – Time Management and Stats
The first week of NaNo was easy… yes easy. I didn’t have to work, I had time to write when I want and with peace. I had time to think, to adjust everything and to do some free time stuff with my BF. But then I had to go back to work and it got exhausting.
You can see my stats (these are from the NaNo homepage) and that I struggled through the end. Especially the third week was really hard and I was not sure if I could finish this project at all. On the 29-11-18 I sat infront of another laptop – with low energy, doubts, burning brain and my own broken laptop by my side- and I thought: get a grip of yourself and finish this Bit**. And so I did… easy-peasy… not really.
3 – Energie Level and Motivation 3.0
I did many different projects this year – for dolls, drawing, writing and so on – but NaNo was the most energy sucking one of the whole bunch… excuse my language in this post, but I am so happy to be done xD
My Laptop broke two days before NaNo ended and that didnt’ help at all! Like dead – like I-will-work-no-more dead! I was able to rescue everything on my external hard drive, but on the 28-11-18 I was so annoyed and had no motivation, that I almost quit… Georg, my other and better half, gave me his small, old, but working laptop and many hugs, so I can write and finish on it. And btw. that laptop broke yesterday… what is happening?!
So I squished everything I had out of my brain one day before NaNo ended and when I saw the “you won” sign, I collapsed and went straight to bed!
I had big help to keep in this Project at all, through different people on the internet and at home. I needed that! I don’t think I could handle it alone, without some encouraging words! I am very grateful!
A big thank you to River, Yureya, Roterwolkenvogel, Khell, Santana, JanaBanana, all the other kind words from you guys on the Internet – also Elvira, my sister and my most beloved Georg!! Who encouraged me with snacks, drinks, hugs, kisses and cuddles…
…I sound like a Oscar Winner xD
4 – End Result and Next year?
Yes I will do it again… and no please no more for now xD
The book is not finished. In the end the novel became 3 parts and I still have to write about four till five chapters. But for now I don’t want to.
This effect is kind of sad, that I don’t want to see or hear of Veve right now. But I write again – here and there. I write about something different at the moment. I wrote another 10 Minutes (I already translated it and I think I planned it for this week?!), also I wrote a short story with some biographic elements of my work life (only in German for now) and I think in January I will continue with Veve and finish it.
So everything went not as planned but worked out somehow…
How did you Projects go? Did you finish in time? Are you happy with your result?
Let me know 🙂 – Until then thank you and cheers ❤