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  • nanowrimo completed!

    Well, November is over, which means I have completed my third Nanowrimo!

    They sent me a lovely certificate that my wonky printer turned into a piece of abstract art. 

    Typically, I plan an outline a month or two ahead of Nanowrimo, but this year, I ran out of time. Instead, I wrote the sections of my story with the most momentum, which meant jumping around quite a bit. I've never written that way before, but there is something liberating about abandoning linear writing and following, instead, the energy of the story. 

    And to those of you who think Nanowrimo is a gimmicky waste of time I say....I wrote a 184 page draft of a novel in November. What did you do?