I Finished My NaNo “Vomit Draft”


Yup, I did it. Validated it about an hour ago at 51,328 words too. Not the 60k words I was aiming for but I have reached the end of my outline and I think that’s pretty good.

So I’ve cracked open those Djarum Blacks and lit one up. Not going to worry about the revision process just yet. I still have the rest of NaNo to go. I suppose I could tinker around with random short stories… I could. Maybe… Or I could explore additional scenes in the book. Who knows? As longs I’m writing, yes? That’s the entire point of this month.

And there’s lots of moving still to get done. Could just let go and focus on that too. Nah… lol this has been way too much fun if I’m to be truly honest with myself. It just feels good to finally say I’ve done it.

Yeah I know, there’s still a lot of work to be done with it but the story has finally made its way out. The seed is here at last to be cultivated and grown into something greater. I’ve never had that much before. I’ve always been afraid. I don’t need to be anymore. I’ve got this.


12 thoughts on “I Finished My NaNo “Vomit Draft”

  1. Wow, congratulations! I’m sure to be posting a similar message in a few days, lol. Unfortunately, my outline won’t be done when NaNo is… But it’s so great your story wrapped up so perfectly at 51k. You truly are an inspiration!

    1. Outlining is a new process for me. I usually fly blind when writing so I was thinking 60k words with my outline, but I am so not going to complain. It really helped with getting me to focus and stay on task even though stuff I hadn’t planned on popped into the story. I did end up with an info dump because towards the end I had questions with things I needed to work through. So with the revision I get to go back and rework all that out. I’m going to let it rest for a bit and for now I’m just tinkering with short stories, flying blind like usual using prompts and challenges.

      1. Cool! I only thought up last year’s NaNo about a week before it started and wrotw a really quick plot outline probably on day three? I was pretty sure it would end at 80k but, all said and done post edit one, it concluded at 73k. I was still pretty happy with it.

      2. This is my first year with NaNo and I did all my prep the week or so before it started, drawing upon a series of short stories I had written in the past.

      3. It’s a cross between paranormal and urban fantasy I think. I was hoping to blend horror elements into it but I think it became more action minded instead.

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