NaNoWriMo is half over and I am half done

National Novel Writing Month, which I am competing in this year, is now officially half over, fittingly enough seeing as how half of November is gone. Not so coincidentally, I just wrote word 25,000 of my 50,000 word novel. That means I’m on track to successfully complete NaNoWriMo on time! Amazingly, my pace is not slowing down.

I’m not going to say a lot about my novel just yet (more will be revealed in a future post), but part of the trick of successfully completing NaNoWriMo is having the action unfold at a glacial pace. Let’s just say I have lots of conversation and description. Hopefully, that means the book has more of a literary quality to it (and not just a boring quality). I say the plot is moving glacially because, half-way through the novel, I finally introduced two of my three main characters together. Before that, they had never even met. In 25,000 words. Yeah, I’m thinking I could easily go way past 50,000.

Most of my writing energies are going into my novel, yet curiously, I’m still able to update this blog regularly. Want to know where I’m finding the free time? I’m not spending nearly as much time playing games. And the thing is, I’m not missing them either. Maybe I should make more of a habit of this in the future. Doing NaNoWriMo is helping me to realize that I play games for idle amusement and simply to pass the time. But I feel a lot more of a sense of accomplishment when I use that time for something I can actually have an accomplishment to show for it, like a novel I’ve written. So, once November finishes up and I finish up my novel, I’ll have to figure out something else worthwhile to distract me from games. Wonder what that could be?

2 Responses to “NaNoWriMo is half over and I am half done”

  1. Will (Green) Says:

    Are you going to release the novel for download?

  2. Cyde Weys Says:

    Will, see my response in the other thread. The short answer is: I’m not sure yet.