Whew. It’s over.
Well, the month of November is. And I made it! I hit 53,169 words as of 11:55PM on November 30th. On top of that, I wrote thirty poems over the month as well. It was a massive writing extravaganza!
Even better, the fourth book is now at 67,454 words! But it’s still not done. I only have a couple more storylines/locations to go. The completion of that first draft is still elusive but I am so close. I can literally taste it.
What was my take away from all this? Umm, I appreciate poetry a hell of a lot more than I used to. That is one hard writing form with more styles than I was aware of. I had a lot of fun taking a crack at a bunch of these styles and I feel that I was relatively successful. I may continue to write more poetry in the future. It’s an interesting experience to paint a scene, an emotion, a single moment in time and even a good old nursery rhyme.
So, what’s my focus for December? Get that first draft knocked out. Get back to editing book three and have it ready for beta readers by early next year. And finally, make some progress with my writing partner on our collaboration effort.
Hmm… I guess it’s not really over.