I win!!

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.

i’m a nanowrimo winner!

Well, I did it!  (again).  For the fourth year in a row I have written a novel in 30 days.  Soon I will post up a page for The Nostradamus Project, but for now you can check out the details on my Nanowrimo page.  I have to say, unlike other years when I actually liked the novels I wrote in November, this year I feel like my novel was a steaming pile of crap.  I’m sure there is something in there that I can polish up, but for now I don’t even want to look at it.  In fact, only a few minutes after I verified my word count and officially won, I was back to The Hitchhikers, the novel I wanted to work on for the past month.  And I think it’s much better than The Nostradamus Project.

Now that Nanowrimo is over, I can also get back to submitting my novel to agents…