I FINISHED MY NOVEL!
I’m so happy and excited to have finished, but at the same time I feel kind of numb, like it hasn’t fully sunk in what I’ve achieved. I suspect that’ll change the next time I sit down to write and realised I don’t have anything to write!
I don’t know about you guys, but I love looking at statistics (strange for a kid who dislikes numbers), so I thought I’d share a few:
Total number of words: 80,857
Total number of chapters: 54
Average words per chapter: 1,497.35
First word: Lily
Last word: Sight
Total writing days: 185 days.
I’ve been saying these past few weeks that today (Friday 25 November) would have been six months since I started writing… but then I realised I started writing on the 24th of May, not the 25th. This means that yesterday was actually the six month anniversary since I started writing! So, I didn’t end up writing a novel in under six months, but rather exactly six months. Still cool, and now I have something to aim for with my next novel!
As for the future, I have a short story to edit over the Christmas period, which I’ll probably start work on today. Early next year I’ll start the edits for my novel, EXCALIBUR, which seems a little daunting. It’s going to be a massive task. I’ll have to work hard at sticking with it, and not allow myself to run off with another novel (as I do every time…). I also have a whole bunch of half-written short stories I might look at to keep me sane during the
torture editing period.
For the comments, how is your WIP coming along? NaNoers, are you nearly done, or have you begun to fall behind?
Have a great weekend!