End of NaNoWiMo

Warning: this is not an acutal cover for any book. This is a cover that I made up for the one I wrote in November. I finished it on the 27th of November, but it still has a great deal of work to be done.

When we started out with NaNoWiMo, I mentioned that you cannot wait until inspiration hits when you write. I still hold to that statement, however, I suppose that I should clarify it: when inspiration does hit (for it will) use that inspiration for as long as you can until you need to start working.Thomas Edison said that "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." Often that inspiration is what triggers the idea, but it is the discipline of doing what you do day in and day out that completes the project when inspiration dies off.

So, how did you do with writing your novel this month? Did you make it to your 50,000 words? Currently, Constrained is in the 100,000 word range, but since I still have to edit and add considerably to the last chapter, it might actually become more.

Now, begins the portion that all writers must do: edit.


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