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!
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.
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.
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).