Amanda's Final NaNoWriMo Update

Today's the last day of NaNoWriMo. Did Amanda complete her word count?

A Recap: The Goal

My original goal was to split my word count between my fiction and nonfiction.

Amanda's Progress

Success! I hit my 50,000!

Amanda's NaNoWriMo Progress for Week 4

Total counts: Redemption, 41,899; new fiction, 8,607; MCP content: 1,910.

What Worked... and What Didn't

Clearly what worked this month was my fiction writing. Even if I don't count MCP content (and for the purposes of my official NaNoWriMo account, I didn't), I managed to hit 50,000 words.

My fiction writing worked for one (very important) reason: I had the writing habit established. With my 30 minute sprints every morning already set, all I had to do was an extra 30 minute sprint in the evening (which was surprisingly easy to do). Thirty minutes isn't a lot, really, and by eliminating my distractions, I can get a lot done.

What didn't work? Writing on the weekends, except my one epic writing weekend. But I knew weekends were going to be tough, so I don't see it as a negative. In fact, for expecting to struggle to get my word count, I'm pleasantly surprised that I hit my goal a day ahead of when I wanted.


Our NaNoWriMo Giveaway

With today the last day of November (and NaNoWriMo), we have some fun prizes to give away! Congrats to our four winners of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing by Mark Levine: Janet, Jenna, Diane, and Will. And super extra congrats to the winner of our ebook publishing package, Belinda!

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