End of Nano

winner

And Nano is done for another year. I’m coming down from the creative high, having written 50K words in three weeks. The brain is tired.

The point of this annual exercise is to to develop a good-sized draft and pick up good writing habits. What did I learn this year? First and foremost, I discarded any idea that the book had to end at fifty thousand words, and that it is okay to take a while to flesh out a character or set up a scene. What I haven’t learned is how to sleep during key moments in the book. The brain keeps typing, even when the computer is off.

The immediate writing plan to finish this draft and maybe publish it in 2017. Or not. In any case, I hope you are having a good writing experience, too, and that you’ve got something you can share with us down the road. Take care.

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