Novice to Novel: Camp NaNoWriMo Finale – And God Laughed


The Final Stats for Camp NaNoWriMo:

And Boom goes the dynamite.

Well, I didn’t get to 40,000 words or finish my novel.

BUT, I do have 15,601 words that I didn’t have before, and considering that this has been the hardest month that I have had in a very long time, I’ll take it with pride.

This was the busiest month I have ever had at my job, my wife has had a pinched nerve since the very beginning of April, and my emotional stability is practically nonexistent. To say that Life took a fat dump all over my silly plans to finish my novel would be an understatement. It has been a miniature hell.

All in all, I got more done than I thought I would, considering the circumstances, and I am very proud of that. I found a resolve that I did not know I had and I have fallen in love with my novel all over again. I guess that was one side effect of doing Camp NaNoWriMo is that I am now constantly mentally consumed with my novel and finding ways to improve it. I had to squeeze every second out of my free time in order to get it done and now that process is just a part of me. I will do all that I can to be able to keep that going as I continue on this journey to Noveldom (is that a word? God I am tired).

I will lay out my plans in my next post on how I am going to finish my novel, now that I actually have the free time to do it, and have a more succinct wrap-up of all of the things that I have done while trying to complete this hellacious task. Thank you all so much for sticking with me and I hope to have this rough draft done very soon. Exciting things are on the horizon.

Damn it NaNoWriMo! You win again.

~Chris Joy

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