I did it! As of today, I’ve written 51,068 words since November 1st. #NaNoWinner2018

Good luck to everyone participating! I hope it’s been a successful experience for you.

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The Misfortune Of Knowing

At the last minute, on November 1st, I decided to participate in the National Novel Writing Month challenge. The goal for each participant is to write 50,000 words by the end of the month. That’s an average of 1,667 words per day.

Over the last twelve days, I’ve devoted every spare second of time in my life to writing. I’ve been writing during my twenty-minute commute to and from work. I’ve been writing during my lunch break, and I’ve been writing after dinner. I’ve been writing when I should be sleeping.

As of November 12th, I’ve written 25,990 words!

This is the first time I’ve participated in this event (my username is amblair). For those who have done it before, please let me know if you have any tips.

My project is a modern courtroom drama inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I loved writing Amelia…

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  1. Congrats—you did it !!!! Now does it become a published story so we may read it? — or as many of my ‘contest’ stories go rest in a drawer until I get energy to edit, and all the other work to be done for a finished product. Again, that is quite a feat—especially for a person who have children and husband who normally demand most of your waking time.

    1. Thank you! I’ve never had a story come so easily to me before. It’s a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, which makes it easier, but the courtroom drama aspects of it are new. I expected it to be harder to write than it was.

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