Done. I’m surprised and happy about finishing on day 15. I barely managed the goal 2k during the first week (blue vs red on chart). Once I got some peace and quiet and am mostly over jetlag it got better (blue line growing exponentially). Did a big push today, and the characters helped. Resolved a big conflict and made a lot of progress in the relationship. These are good characters, I quite like them. There is a good crew of side characters too. Originally I didn’t think this story is publishable, now I think there are possibilities.
If novels were 50k in length, I can type in THE END. But they are not, so I’m giving the characters another adventure. A change in location, trying to find a little conflict, developing the relationship further, happy ending. I say this every year, that I’ll try to contine writing until the story is finished vs stopping at 50k, but I never do. Let’s see.
The traditional statistical part of the yay, 50k post:
- 50,345 words in 15 days = average 3,356 per day
- highest wordcount day = day 15 at 6,297 words
- lowest wordcount day = day 03 at 1,305 words — I was surprised I got any words in, that was the day of my flight
- dares used = 1 — Mr Ian Woon only, didn’t even look at the dares thread
- total nano years = 11
- lifetime nano words = 568,301
- finishing on day 15 is the average finish day
- quickest finish = 10 days (2004)
- slowest finish = 23 days (2011)
Validation is from the 20th this year. Oh, remember the book I was reading? I got distracted by #paris news cycle, I finished nano before I finished the book. Wrist pain update: painful from the first day, relieved by wearing brace all day and using the smaller foam roller on hand, wrist and arm.