Sunday, November 25, 2007
So once again I finished my NaNo challenge of 50,000 words in 30 days. Actually I managed to finish in less than 30 days owing to a late and slow start followed by a blaze of glory over Thanksgiving. A blaze of glory that allowed me to finish 20,000 words in two days leaving me with the story finished and my wrists hurting. Yes, I did know better, but I was in a groove and wanted to finish. I will be nice to my wrists over the next little while to give then a chance to heal. This year was a success on two fronts. Not only did I finish the word goal but I actually ran out of story. I managed to tied up most of the loose ends and any untied ends where likely forgotten since last years NaNo event. I would like to start editing but I get the feeling that will not be happening. I will be trying to give my wrists a back a well deserved break. Not that sitting and reading on the sofa has been better for my back but it is better for my wrists.
Over the four day break I used two to finish writing and the other two to drive myself crazy. Since I didn't have anything planned, I was absolutely bored out of my head. I guess I don't deal with down time very well. I did pick up a few things at the store to continue working on the paddle. I also avoided Black Friday. There was no way I was going to deal with either the traffic or the people. Writing was a good excuse to stay in.