Hi everyone,

We are finally in December, which means that this year’s NaNoWrimo is over! And what a November it was! I’ve seen so many of you crushing your goals this month and getting all these first drafts under way! If you took part in the challenge, I hope you acknowledge how much of a badass you are!

My NaNoWriMo went well up until half the month, when I had to stop writing for external reasons that I can’t discuss here. Which means that I only finished with 29K instead of the 50K. On one hand, I am really gutted because I was right on track until the 15th, as you can see on my tracker:


On the other hand, I still managed to finish the first draft of my non-fiction book “The Part-Time Artist”. Before the challenge, I knew that this book would be shorter than the 50K required, so I had planned on working on another project to complete my word count. What happened in November just meant that I didn’t start this other project, so it is not too bad.

It is the first time that I don’t win NaNoWriMo (after 3 wins), but I am not really devastated. It is a very important lesson for me that the project is more important than the number of words.

Now the next step is editing the book. I plan on doing the first edit by the end of the year. It is very weird to be able to edit a project straight in December. All my previous NaNoWriMo projects were far from finished at 50K, therefore in December I just continued writing (and the following months!).

Now, tell me, how did your NaNoWriMo go? Did you reach the 50K? Did you find it easy? Or super hard? Did you reach another milestone? Did you finish your project? Did you rebel all along?

Comment below with your own adventure!