Ok, I am a few days late with an update on this but I have been sick so that is my excuse and I am sticking to it. hehe
NaNoWriMo ended on the last day of November and, though I did not make the 50,000 word count by deadline, what I did do is nothing to sneeze at. Chris Baty (the founder) was right. All you need is a deadline.
I wrote a total of 35, 164 final count. We had a write-in the last night at the local Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts combo till midnight and I didn’t get home in time to update the final count. Driving home I realized there was a chunk I had not included in my final count. I’d gone somewhere with my laptop and forgotten to take the disk so it was still on my laptop! hehe It was only about 2,000+ words, the equivalent of a college essay, but I had done it and forgotten about it till I read my story over in my head.
I had taken my laptop to the write-in but it was more like an ice cream social. The group’s ML ordered a wonderful ice cream cake and handed out certificates to the winners. I even got a “pre-winner” one which I thought was really sweet. All of us had written our fingers off till our brains turned to vapor and we were more than ready for a break. hehe
Now the task of editing begins. Some of us are still writing and all of us are planning the TGIO party for some weekend coming up. I will be launching Word Whimsy this week and hope to encourage our NaNoWriMo group to meet once a month for writing and editorial sessions. The photo above is a screen capture of the main home page for the site. Being sick waylaid any plans I had to finish it before NaNoWriMo, but everything has it’s own timing and I think the launch will be well timed.
I plan to publish but am in no rush at this point. There are several projects on my plate that currently have my attention. Once those are out of the way, I will self-publish first on Lulu then mail out about 5 copies to publishers to see if I get any bites. Will keep everyone posted!