Day 28, and I’m officially declaring myself done. OK, so I haven’t “won” NaNoWriMo, as in I haven’t passed 50k. But it’s an arbitrary total, a nice round number that just about qualifies as “novel length”. What matters, as always, is Finishing the Damned Story.
So yes, I’ve written the closing scenes for the book, and I have a much more solid idea about where I’m going with the story now. Sure, I could go back and fill in some more scenes – but things have changed a little from my original plan, and I feel like it would be a waste of time writing these scenes only to have to rewrite them in a few weeks’ time. I have as complete a story as I need to take into the next stage, which is all I really wanted.
So, I’m out of here! I’m taking a couple of days completely off this project, to read and just catch up on life generally, then at the weekend I’ll start prepping for revisions. Back to the start of the Forth Bridge…
Daily word count: 2075 + 1276
Final total: 43,813