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    Jani
    Participant

    I managed to hit the 50k but I still need about 15k before I’m done. How did the rest of you do?

    #5454

    kimberlyfdr
    Participant

    Open Office says 51,414 and NaNo’s site verification says 50,122. (Really don’t like the discrepancy, grrr.) Either way, I’m a winner!

    I still have about 8 more outline points to go (so, 14,000 words?) and then I’ll be truly done with the first draft. Then its onwards to redrafting, critiques, editing, round and round until a final draft can be accomplished. I’m very happy to have succeeded in my first NaNoWriMo ever. This was fun!

    #5455

    Jani
    Participant

    That’s great Kimberly. Congrats! I’ve decided to push through until the novel is done, hopefully by the 17th. Then it’ll go into a drawer while I work on some other stuff. But I’ll definitively get back to it after I’ve given it a rest for about 2 months.

    #5456

    Hermina Vass
    Participant

    I hit 50k as well, but unfortunately I’m out of plot points. This was my first NaNoWriMo and my first novel ever. Which is more like a skeleton than a proper first draft. I’ll give it some time for itself and then shape it up.

    #5457

    laura
    Keymaster

    Congrats all! I recommended taking a few weeks off (NOT reading it) before starting the edits. It helps give you some space from it.

    #5458

    kimberlyfdr
    Participant

    Agreed. I tend to give at least a month between redrafts. That way, I get to read it with fresh eyes and am not so attached to the phrasings (therefore, it’s easier to “kill my darlings” and see what’s not working).

    #5459

    Jani
    Participant

    I completely agree with giving it a breather. I usually leaving my novels for at least a month or two and focus on something else. When I go back things look different and I’m excited all over again.

    #5460

    nicolezoltack
    Participant

    This past nano I wrote an entire 80K paranormal YA novel!

    #5461

    laura
    Keymaster

    Congrats Nicole! Have you done anything with it since?

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