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NaNoWriMo – The Final Update

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So, NaNoWriMo is over given that today is now the first day of a new (and final) month and so I guess I am due a second update on that whole writing 50,000 words in a month thing.

The short answer is I didn’t do it.

I didn’t update my word count once. I don’t even think I went on the website at any point beyond the first of the month.

In fact from what the basis of my story was, which stood at just over 24,000 words I have lost words.

That’s how the month had gone. And it’s basically gone that way because i have just reached peak procrastination levels recently. I go into weekends with the best of intentions and then by the time Sunday night rolls around I have almost nothing to show for it except for a new programme or film that can now be crossed off my list. That’s it. And it’s made all the more annoying by the fact that I have ideas. I have trails of thoughts that are half formed sentences and could actually slot into the overall narrative just fine if I ever actually bothered to get them out onto a piece of paper. But I don’t, so they just stay in my head and so far have yet to make it into the world and mean that there is for the most part no forward progression on the damn thing.

I’m not all that fussed about the fact that I have come no where close to finishing this thing for the first time in 4 years. This isn’t the first time that I haven’t finished and whereas the times previously when I haven’t finished have felt awful, this one doesn’t seem to phase me. I mean to an extent I am slightly disappointed but for the most part I’m very whatever about it.

Over the next few days I’m going to actually tie up the loose ends that I have, just so that I can stop talking about it and then I am going to try and get some of the things in my head out onto paper so that I can free up some space in my brain for some other things and maybe that way I can actually somehow get to a point where I have written an extra 50,000 words. And then written some more words to actually have something that could be considered a complete first draft and get ready to edit it again and repeat the process again.

So that’s my update. I failed in the most epic of fashions this NaNoWriMo and wrote a grand total of 0 words.

Ah well. How did those who did take the task on last month do?

Parentheses count: 1. See you at the weekend!

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