Crossed the finish line last night! And the story is “complete” – there was no skipping to the end and writing an epilogue. Well, a lot of the last couple of chapters is telling not showing, but I have high hopes for this one and I’m looking forward to editing. I even kept writing after I saw the word counter at the bottom of the screen go over 50,000, so I have a grand total of 50,289 words! Yeah, I know, it isn’t that much over (especially considering Janina’s 61,000+ words… grumble grumble).
It has been a few years since I’ve felt this positive about a Nanowrimo story after I’ve finished. The Nostradamus Project, Return to Ravenwood Manor, and Cabin Fever were all sort of slapdash toward the end. Ravenwood Manor wasn’t terrible, and I did complete the story, but it didn’t exactly turn out the way I’d envisioned at the beginning. The other two… well, maybe someday I’ll go back to Cabin Fever. That one I didn’t really “finish” – it’s still listed under my “works in progress.”
Soon I’ll be adding a page for Ghosts of Circus Past, which will include some of the research resources I used and a playlist! You can read a little bit of the story on my Figment page – the first 3 chapters or so.