For the most part.
The whole point of L33T September was to write 40k more words on my August Camp Nanowrimo story so that I could finish the novel.
Word count goal I met, but the damn thing still isn't finished. Nor do I have any idea how many more words or months it's going to take me to wrap it up. I think I am beginning to have an inkling as to why it took George R. R. Martin so long to write his most recent book.
So while I am absolutely astounded that I've written 90,000 words, I am also quite depressed. I still don't feel like I've proven myself as a novelist since I still haven't written a complete novel.
|Where unfinished novels go to die|
I refuse to let that happen. So I will plod on into October and keep writing, maybe with a nice, modest word count goal of 1,000 words a day until the monstrosity is done, and just pray to the writing gods that I don't burn out before November.
Speaking of Nanowrimo, though, I am starting to get excited. Had my first meeting with my co-ML today, and we're planning a great month for our Wrimos. Should be a good time for all. I've also finally settled (tentatively) on an idea. That's not saying a whole lot, because I've been known to change my idea the day before Nanowrimo starts, but it's a place to start at least. I'm going to miss The Boss a great deal this year, although he's promised to still dish out plenty of guff, since he's signed up as a rival region co-ML. Bring it on, I say.
So, are you planning on participating in Nanowrimo? Check them out: National Novel Writing Month.
Also, I need a catchy name for writing this October. I had Camp Nanowrimo in August, L33T September...so maybe Last Chance October? Save Sara's Story from the Nanowrimo Graveyard Month? Hah. Graveyard...October...Halloween...maybe?
Like I've said before: I am miserable at coming up with catchy titles. Help a girl out?