Done!! Yay!! I now leave the ranks of ‘people-who-want-to-write-a-novel-someday,’ and join the ranks of ‘people-who-have-a-novel-sitting-around-in-a-drawer.’
Day 24 of JaNo – 4004 words today, 54097 total
Pushed through 2 days worth of writing today, as I wasn’t so keen on stopping once the very end of it was in sight. I can’t say that I’m thrilled with the ending, but I got to a point where I felt comfortable writing “THE END,” so that’s it for my JaNoing experience. Overall, it was really good. I learned some things about what works, and a lot about what doesn’t work, both of which will be really useful when I sit down to write a non-practice novel.
And what will happen to *this* novel? Well, as stated above, I’ll throw it in a drawer for a bit. It certainly isn’t viable as it is now, but I think if I sat down and did all the pre-planning and research that I skipped, there may be something there. In the meantime, I think I’ll be going back to short stories for a while, and writing fewer words per day, but hopefully better ones :)