Hi Kind Friends! Guess what? I wrote a book last month! That is pretty insane.
If you didn’t read my first update about this challenge, for National Novel Writing Month people all around the world attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days by writing 1,667 words every single day.
I didn’t meet the 50K goal but I did get to 35K. Can you believe that?! With the wedding and honeymoon it was impossible for me to write the suggested word count but I did write every day, even on my wedding day. It honestly bummed me out at first that I didn’t complete the challenge but after a day of reflection I came to become extremely proud of all that I had done last month. November was seriously a happy whirlwind of activity.
I am really proud of my novel so far and have already started working on my second draft.
The title: The Enchanting, Unbelievable, Quirky, and Occasionally Frightening Dream Journal of Juniper Collins (AKA The Story of Last Night)
You have no idea how proud I feel. After a few more drafts I’m going to start researching how I can send it for publishing consideration. I’ll keep you updated on that journey as I get going.
Now what did I learn this month?
- 50 thousand words does not make a novel, you actually make a novel.
- “Write what you know” is easier than it sounds once you get started.
- The more you use your imagination, the more your creativity finds you.
- Only you know your song, don’t let other people change your tune.
Pretty profound insights if you ask me. I am so pumped about this month and the coming year.
Have you learned any life lessons recently?