NaNoWriMo Success

If I’ve been blog-quiet for the last few weeks it is because I’ve been working on my NaNoWriMo 50,000 word manuscript to be written in the month of November. I finished the challenge at 50,103 words, but this is by no means the end. The manuscript has a way to go yet and the dreaded editing of course.

What have I learned over the last month? –

• That saying I haven’t got time to write isn’t true – I easily managed 1,700 words a day.

• That I am definitely happier writing longer pieces of work.

• A confirmation that characters can have minds of their own and lead your book into unexpected waters.

• That a theme is definitely emerging in my work which seems to point towards my genre being romantic suspense.

• That my hunger to be published is growing.

This is the third novel I have now completed at first draft stage and I am now determined to edit all three and send them out to prospective publishers.

Off to celebrate now with a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate. How do you like to celebrate your achievements?

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About Morton S. Gray

Author of romantic suspense novels. http://mortonsgray.com
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10 Responses to NaNoWriMo Success

  1. Flowerpot says:

    Well done Morton you definitely need to celebrate! I tend to celebrate with a dog walk and then a few glasses of wine….

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  2. Well done, such a great achievement. xx

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  3. Congratulations Morton, this is great news. I love that you learned a few things on the way, too 🙂

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  4. Congratulations on reaching the 50k! It's great to hear that you're not finished with the story yet.

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  5. Oh, and I've given you an award. Check it out on my blog.

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  6. Catherine says:

    Congrats! Enjoy your cup of tea and chocolate… you can even have seconds!

    I tend to celebrated with a dinner with my husband and lots of sleep!

    Good luck for editing part! You can do it!

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  7. Thank you all for your comments. I have given myself today off – back to it tomorrow.

    I will check out your blog Annalisa – thank you.

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  8. Oh, well done, Morton. It is amazing how doing NaNo makes you realise stuff about yourself.

    Romantic Suspense huh? Can't wait for you to be published 😀 (I'm eager to be published, but I know I need to pull my finger out. Sometimes life really does get in the way lol! I always tend to slow when editing… yet writing, I find it easy to do daily.)

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  9. oh and I do have a bottle of cheap champagne chilling in my fridge for my first paid piece of writing… though almost felt like cracking it open getting my letter in Writing Magazine! lol!

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  10. Hi Teresa – saw your letter in WM well done. Christmas seems to be getting in the way of editing at the moment, but I have a very different feel about the current book and I know it will get edited. Good luck with yours too. Mx

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