NaNoWriMo -> AnNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is officially over. Congratulations to all those who completed 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days! I cannot include myself among them. To date I’ve managed about 15,000 words for the first draft of Vamp. Many surprises (not all of them bad) intruded on my schedule this past month, but I doubt I would have completed 50,000 words in any case, maybe 25,000 – 30,000 tops. It’s not difficult to simply write words down, of course, but it’s hard to tie plot elements and character motives together in meaningful ways on the fly in such a timeframe. No question that it’s an intense learning exercise — highly recommended for anyone who has a desire to write fiction.

I’ll continue episodes of Vamp until a complete draft is finished, December is unofficially AnNoWriMo (Another Novel Writing Month). 🙂  However, I’ll also be adding in posts again about general language issues and ramping back with Words of the Day.

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