Well, I've done it. I've completed Nanowrimo 2005. This makes the third time I've completed the event. (I joined up last year, but gave up in the first week.) I did about 50,700 words. The story came to an end with the characters off on a new quest.
I feel a little depressed now that I'm finished. I didn't do as much with it as I hoped I could. I accomplished a few things though:
- I finished the story.
- I found I have a rhythm to my writing; a steady pace works well with me.
- I found I need to work more on characters and to plan out a plot beforehand.
I also know I need to spend more time in my writing, not the rapid pace of Nanowrimo. I need to continue waking up every day and writing more, but do it methodically. That's what I hope I get out of this year more than anything: the will power to sit every day and write. We'll see. In the meantime, I'm a winner.