NaNoWriMo has come to an end! Thirty days of frantic writing, trying to create a novel in a single month is over and all writers can now let out a sigh of relief. Whether you hit the word count goal or not, everyone who participated should be proud. You are closer to seeing that novel idea come to fruition. The key thing to remember about NaNoWriMo is this is merely the first step. It’s about getting the words down, not about having a perfect product at the end of the month. That’s what the coming months are for. To help finish that rough draft if it isn’t done yet and then edit and polish it into something better. But before any of that can happen, we need to see how the final days of writing went this month with my NaNoWriMo 2021 final update.
NaNoWriMo 2021 final update
After taking yesterday off, I was feeling ready to dive back into writing. In past years, I have always pushed myself to write every day regardless of how I felt. But this year, I decided to take a different approach. If I didn’t feel like writing that day, then I didn’t. While this could backfire for many people, it worked well for me and there were only a couple of days when I didn’t write during the month. The morning was spent shoveling snow and then taking a walk around town to enjoy the wintery views. After that, I fell into blog work, which took up a decent amount of time as I had been slacking in a few aspects over the month.
Then, it was finally time to get down to writing. With the help of my favorite playlist, which consists of anime soundtracks, I was able to focus and get down 1917 words.
The morning was spent getting a few things done, including some shopping. In the afternoon, I sat down but wasn’t sure what to write. It’s not that I had run out of steam for this story, it was merely that I’m getting tired of writing – which is mostly thanks to the craziness of milwordy. Even so, I did finally get around to a bit of writing, adding 1024 words to my project. I also did a bunch of blog work on this day.
I didn’t feel like writing this day, especially in the morning. So, I ignored my writing project for a number of hours. There were a few things I worked on in the meantime, but to be perfectly honest, I spent most of the day playing video games and watching YouTube videos. However, in the evening, I did have a slight hankering to put some words down and managed 519 words to finish off NaNoWriMo.
This brought my total word count for NaNoWriMo up to 70981. That’s a fantastic start to this novel. This is also my second-best NaNoWriMo since I started doing them back in 2011. Now, granted I did work on a second project in the last week of the month. But since I am a bit of a NaNoWriMo rebel, those words counted towards my overall goal. If anything, that small break from my main project reinvigorated my desire to work on it and finish it in the coming months. There is still plenty of work to get done on it, but I am looking forward to doing that.
I hope you enjoyed my NaNoWriMo 2021 final update. Did you get any writing done in November?