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  • Writer's pictureKit Eyre

NaNo No No

My best efforts weren't good enough this year: I didn't get to 50,000 words in November as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

As the graph below shows, after a promising start where I got through 12.5% of the total word count on the first day, the wheels fell off and I only managed to write sporadically for the second half of the month. My final 30-day total was 37,804.

So, that was a failure then. At least in terms of "winning" NaNoWriMo 2021. However, I'm not looking at it as a failure.

I got over half of the first draft of Book 4 in the Valerie Series written in November. Plus, since NaNo concluded, I've added another 6,000 words to the draft and I hope to complete it within the next week or so.

Given how much I've struggled with my writing over the past two years, I'm taking this as a huge win and I feel as though I'm back in the zone.

So much so that I've reignited my author newsletter! If you're not already signed up, you can use the button below (and you'll get a few short story for your trouble).

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