NaNoWriMo2017 #4: After Match And Resume

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.

Here you can find my Plotober posts #1#2#3.

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.

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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

Here you can find my other NaNo posts: #1#2.

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…

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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 ❤

7 Replies to “NaNoWriMo2017 #4: After Match And Resume”

  1. Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉
    It was difficult, but you made it through!
    50,019 words – and most of the way through VeVe – you were amazing this month!
    Enjoy your break – you deserve it! ^^

    For Cloud and I, we managed to complete NaNo this year – somehow.
    This is the first time I’ve ever completed NaNo, so I’m very happy. (TTuTT) And very tired, lol!
    Wre only maybe 1/4 of the way through the story. So there’s still a lot we have to do. . . . But first, a little time to rest. ^^
    Thank you for cheering us on! It was so nice to encourage each other during this challenge! 🙂

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    1. CONGRATZ to you too River and Cloud!!!! <3<3
      Wow your story will be a ong one – that is great, that you have so many things to tell 🙂
      Are you already writing again… I am not xD I still need some space…. lol

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      1. Thank you!
        Yes, it will be long. . . somehow it turned out that way. (LOL)
        Nope, we’ve set it aside for a while so we can rest. Just like you, we need some space, haha! Maybe next week we’ll feel like looking at it. . . ^^

        It sounds like you’ve expanded VeVe – it’s going to be pretty long too, isn’t it? Anyway, I’m glad that NaNo was a (mostly?) good experience (even though both laptops died. . . that’s a bad coincidence, eh?). Enjoy your break, and I hope you feel like working on VeVe again soon! In the meantime, I’ll catch up on your 10 Minute Stories! XD

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  2. Oh my!! This is amazing !! Congrats Nana ❤ !! Well those are really fantastic news indeed, I am hapopy for you, because you totally deserve it. Surely a nice reward for all the passion and work you put in your writing.
    Glad you fought your way through, especially besides all this effort next to a working week is tough. You are admirable! And yay for life-safer Georg ^^
    Wish the best for you that you might get a new laptop soon!

    And your words ;///; ❤ aww i feel honored! Thanks so much! I enjoyed this little journey with you! I really did. I’m happy you had such great support from others too ❤
    Have a lovely week! ^___^

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    1. Thank you Dear Yureya <3I always appreciate your support and kind words…
      And yes, Georg was a life saver xD – My Snack bringer lol
      I am already in love with a latop but it is so expensive…maybe after christmas I can buy it…somehow xD

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