Thursday, December 1, 2011

Post NaNoWriMo wrap-up.

It's funny to me that the day after I finish NaNoWriMo, the first thing I think is, "Ooh! I should write a blog post!"

But here I am. I guess if there's one thing to be said about my life, it's that I never really tired of writing. Oh sure, I get sick of writing certain THINGS, but never of writing itself.

So, the last three days were spent in a sort of NaNo-psychosis. I hit 50,000 words on Monday. Then on Tuesday and Wednesday, I proceeded to write 16,000 more words on top of that, because I am a crazy person, and I knew I would hate myself if I didn't finish my story and get to write the neat little "the end" before calling it a month and saying goodbye to NaNoWriMo for another year. Ended with 66,360, which is my longest novel yet, in 6 years.

So Liz and I stocked up on energy drinks and fast food (I'm not proud) and we converted our living room into a sort of crazy-person's den. And we wrote. So much.

Last night when we finished around 9:30PM, our friends caught wind and they barely even gave us a choice - they tweeted immediately, "we're coming over". It was partially so they could take us out to celebrate, but partially because Liz and I have both been so anti-social lately and they were just as thrilled as we were that it was over.

Anyway, we were both so unshowered and crazy and cave-person-like that we BOLTED to our rooms to make ourselves presentable to the outside world. Once our friends got here we walked down to a local bar and had a lovely, lovely carefree evening celebrating our novelly accomplishments. My friend Molly took this picture of Liz and I to commemorate the occasion.


It's nice, being done. NaNoWriMo is an event I would never skip out on, because the experience is so character building and you learn so much about yourself and your limits, but man is it hard. It's nice to know I have 11 more months until I need to think about it again, though I do plan on going back and doing a little editing on this one, unlike most previous years.

It's also nice having such awesome friends to celebrate these kinds of accomplishments with. I'm really looking forward to December; there's always so many great parties and events and get-togethers, and I really need that this month. I spent a LOT of time alone writing during the last 30 days, guys. A lot.

I got a new laptop on Black Friday and I am currently playing around with it and setting everything up, so I think this will be the end of this blog post. Happy December, everyone!


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11 comments:

Jessie said...

Congratulations on an extremely successful NaNoWriMo!

TwitchLazuli said...

Congrats on finishing successfully! And have a great break during December :)

Kathy S said...

Congratulations on winning this year! Do you think you want to get this one published. I know I'm not the only person that would love to read one of your books.

The Teacup Monster said...

When I originally saw yoiur pink haired pre-NaNoWriMo video I devolped great respect for a lot of people. Those people are all the people who did NaNoWriMo. You really are a superhero. I want to do it so badly, but school will not allow me. I would like to set school aside and just write a book, but I would be evem more stressed and would get in huge trouble if I put school aside. Instead, I decided that my Nw Years resolution will be to write 50,000 words or more in 2012. I figure that I can ,make time for that while still completing other completely unavoidable things. Also less stressful. Congrats on finishing! Is there any way that people can read it online?

Anthea said...

Congrats, Kristina! Completing NaNoWriMo is a great accomplishment! I thought of you and all my other crazy-writing friends as the calendar turned to December once again. :)

SavedbyGrace said...

Congratulations! :)

kira902k said...

:)

Melissa said...

Congrats! This was my first year doing it-and it was hard! I hit 50,000 words 10 minutes before midnight. I even wrote when I was on holiday in mexico for a week! sick.

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Lauren said...

Congratulations on keeping up your winning streak. Hopefully I will win one day!!!

Liveoutloud said...

Ummmmmm. So I'm Kind of obsessed with you... oh yeah, and congratulations! You Wrock.