Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I Survived

Yup - I survived NaNo again! Yay :)



I ended up with over 60k words for the month. I hadn't expected to be successful this year because my November was nuts, but it somehow all worked out. I think, for me, the joy of NaNo is that there are so many other nuts out there. It's also a competition, so that helps! I also get REALLY excited when I'm writing the first draft of a story, so I tend to do them fairly quickly.

I'm really enjoying the story and I'm nearing the end now. In fact I hope to wrap up the draft and put it to the side for a bit, let it marinate for a few weeks or more. In the meantime, I'm going to go over the draft I wrote for Camp NaNo in August. It's been a great year for first drafts for me!

I'm over at From The Write Angle today talking about some NaNo NoNos. I hope you'll pop over and add your thoughts to the discussion!

47 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your NaNo success!

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  2. How exciting for you! Congratulations for all the great work you've done this year.

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  3. 'Nuts" is the wrong word Jemi, it's called "passion". Congratulations :-)))

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  4. You are so a WINNER!!! Well done you!! Take care
    x

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  5. Congratulations, Jemi! What an achievement!

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  6. Natalie - thanks!

    Jeff - thank you :)

    Beth - thanks - it's been a great year for me so far :)

    Alex - thank you!

    Elizabeth - thanks!

    Agnes - I like that!! And agree - thanks :)

    Old Kitty - you too! It was fun, wasn't it :)

    Michelle - thanks - I had a blast :)

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  7. Congrats, congrats!! I absolutely love the moment of writing "the End" on something--enjoy it when it comes!

    Angela

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  8. Congratulations, Jemi. That's an amazing accomplishment.
    Karen

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  9. Congratulations on winning. Now you can relax a little for the holidays.

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  10. I write first drafts quickly as well. I believe I wrote the first draft of Medusa's Desire in a week. The rest of the time I spent on it was revisions, even more revisions because of critique partner suggestions, and even more revisions because of my editor. LOL.

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  11. Congrats! to you on the Nano milestone. And I'lll stop by From The Wright Angle and say hello.

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  12. Angela - I've never actually written 'the end' out in words, but I do savour the feeling! :)

    Laura - thanks!

    Karen - thank you - I always love NaNo :)

    Susan - that's a really good plan! :)

    EB - exactly! Those revisions can go on forever and ever :)

    Mason - thank you!!

    Thanks Stephen - I appreciate it!

    Carol - thanks!

    Wendy - thank you! Nice to see you :)

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  13. Yay!!! Congrats!! Let's pop some bubbly.

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  14. Congratulations, and good for you! I find it doesn't matter how crazy the rest of my life gets. When it flows, it flows.

    The muse rules.

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  15. Dianne - the muse does indeed rule. LOVE when the words flow :)

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  16. HUZZAH!!! Way to go!! And such a good count too!! It is also nice you like the story, that is always a HUGE plus!

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  17. YAY!!!!!!!!!!! That's so awesome Jemi!!!! Congrats!!!! I'm so impressed by 60k in one month.

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  18. Jack - thanks! Life is far too short to spend time on stories I don't love! :)

    Lynda - thank you!! It's a thrill to get that many words in!! :)

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  19. Yay! Jemi! Congratulations on your success!

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  20. Rosalind, Lee, DL & Nas - thanks so much! :)

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  21. Congratulations! That's a fantastic accomplishment. I hope to do the same if I ever do NaNo. Have a great weekend.

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  22. Medeia - thank you! I love NaNo & thoroughly enjoy writing my drafts that way :)

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  23. Congratulations on making it through again! It really helps when you enjoy the story.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  24. Shannon - thanks! I'm loving this one! :)

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  25. How fabulous! You have been getting a lot of writing done. I think you have a great plan! Congrats on all the writing. :)
    ~Jess

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  26. Jess - thank you! I'm thinking of doing some self pubbing in the new year - but I haven't quite decided yet :)

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  27. congrats on surviving it, Jemi :)

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  28. Thanks Dez! I got really caught up in it and loved it! :)

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  29. wow. I cannot even imagine writing 60k in a month. Congratulations!

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  30. Ms H - thanks! I love to fly through those first drafts. while I'm not a planner per se, I do have the characters walking around in my head for a bit before I start, so I know who they are & that helps big time.

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  31. Hi, Jemi--new follower here... I'm here to say thanks for signing up for the Cheers, Cavanaugh Blogfest! I'm so stoked you're participating.

    And AWESOME with NaNo... it's *such* a challenge. Phew. Huge props to you. :D

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  32. Morgan - welcome and thank you! Alex is SUCH a great guy :)

    Thanks - I love NaNo - I know it doesn't work for everyone, but I love it :)

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  33. Congrats on Nano, Jemi! That's fab! Now all the rewrites begin. Take time to celebrate the first draft, tho!!

    And btw thanks for stopping by my blog with warm wishes. :)

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  34. Thanks PK! I'm planning on letting the draft sit for a bit while I work on a different story then come back to it :)

    And congrats again - so awesome!

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  35. It really is a rush finishing NaNo. It's nice to get my writing routine back on track with the challenge. Congrats on crossing the finish line.

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  36. Leslie - you too! There really is so much to love about NaNo :)

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