National Novel Writing Month: 50,000 Words and Beyond

November 30, 2016

I have some very exciting news to share! I have officially passed the 50,000 word goal for National Novel Writing Month with one extra day to spare, no less! I can hardly believe it. The writing process has been exhilarating, frustrating, and deeply meaningful. Most importantly, the novel is not anywhere near finished. My fantasy novel looks like it will probably require somewhere in the ballpark of 80,000-90,000 words as I envision it now, not to mention the editing process to follow. I really hope that it will turn out to be entertaining and skillfully written enough to publish. For now, I am just looking forward to the process of writing the rest of it and the personal satisfaction of completing my best possible work.

In other news, you can expect a new book review very soon, possibly tomorrow. After that, I will be writing my Pocket Full of Tinder review as I near the end of my advance review copy. Jill Archer is really outdoing herself with this one. To see my Pocket Full of Tinder preview, simply click here.

I hope the rest of you have been successful in your personal NaNoWriMo goals. Keep writing!

Word Count: 50,044


  • NeverWriter November 30, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Congratulations on hitting the word count! How will you celebrate?

    • Bibliomania Book Reviews November 30, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks a lot! I will probably celebrate by taking today off as a break since I met the word goal a day early! The breckneck pace is pretty tiring! Are you writing too?

      • NeverWriter December 1, 2016 at 1:17 am

        Yeah. I just finished the draft at 66k. I’m taking some time up to catch up on my reading. I’m so far behind.

        • Bibliomania Book Reviews December 3, 2016 at 1:56 pm

          That sounds pretty awesome! I am taking some time to go back and make changes as my plot changed a bit without me realizing it.

          • NeverWriter December 3, 2016 at 6:14 pm

            That happened so many times to me. It’s a big reason I don’t want anyone to read it right now. I didn’t edit anything, but I decided to make changes. Sometimes the story makes no sense because if that.

            I decided I needed an extra character, but I didn’t edit him in. I just started adding him in. But I didn’t introduce him, so it’s like he just teleported into the story and nobody noticed. Then I changed his gender. So then this stranger/best friend turns into a woman and nobody reacted.

            So yeah… that’s got to get fixed.

  • Jill Archer November 30, 2016 at 4:48 am

    I started reading this to find out more about your NaNoWriMo experience and saw your nice shout out in the end. Thanks and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    • Bibliomania Book Reviews November 30, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you, Jill! I am really enjoying the book. I never did NaNoWRiMo before, so it was a real whirl-wind. I wrote a novel a few years ago that never saw the light of day, but it was a learning experience. This one seems more promising so far!

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