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Nanowrimo euphoria… sort of. – Lizzie Harwood
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Nanowrimo euphoria… sort of.

Lizzie Harwood / Inspiration  / Nanowrimo euphoria… sort of.

Nanowrimo euphoria… sort of.

I am still Nanowrimo‘ing – we are three days away from November 30th and the 50,000 word goal. I’m at 44,913 words, so I am quietly confident that I can get the remaining 5,000-odd words down.

Of course, that’s not to say that what I’ve written is useable, editable or even comprehensible. I’ve shifted around with no transitions, I’ve introduced characters only to have them fade into the mist, I’ve changed point of view with no consistency.

But that’s probably how everyone’s written their Nanovels. It’s been exhausting and exhiliarating. Twice I’ve had to pull off over 4,000 words in one day.

The kids have become Nano Orphans for the month, but we will reacquaint in December.

The trouble with Nanowrimo is that you think you can keep this up, forever. That’s not terribly realistic and it’s pretty self-absorbed. But I may continue to ‘blast out’ my full draft and only then go back and reread (I’ve not reread a single word so far) because I fear that once I reread my Inner Editor will nix the entire effort and I’ll be left with – ten words. Maybe.


  • jaqcraniosacralie

    Flipping Brilliant!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

    Jacqueline Harwood Garcin Kiné-craniosacrale therapie 07 86 01 73 71

    November 28, 2012 at 9:01 am
  • jaqcraniosacralie

    Nano orphans! Cute

    Jacqueline Harwood Garcin Kiné-craniosacrale therapie 07 86 01 73 71

    November 28, 2012 at 9:01 am
  • elenakaufman

    Hi dear Lizzie,

    CONGRATS!! hooray, that was good, invigorating and I feel damn proud having accomplished that. yip, yip. I’m so impressed that you finished early too. Are you  pleased with what you wrote – or have you re-read it yet? i didn’t allow myself to read back otherwise that inner critic, as you mentioned on your blog, would have reared her head. But maybe tomorrow I’ll read. It was exciting at the last moment I realized that since working on 2 computers I had saved a section twice! so was missing 2,000 words at 10:30. i panicked then ate, then panicked then typed away and got it in. Actually the quick thinking really freed my mind up and who knows that writing might be okay. there were a lot of surprises where stories unfolded and i just ‘took dictation’. 

    Okay darling, I hope you celebrate this feat somehow and it’d be lovely to skype or email again real soon. Let’s keep in touch.

    big hug, Elena


    December 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm
    • lizzieharwood

      Ouch !! To realise you were 2,000 missing at 10:30pm would’ve been Horrible! So pleased for you that you made it, Elena!
      I am unsure about rereading. Am gathering my thoughts before I look at things…. also a little engrossed in Jo Nesbo’s novels and series 3 of The Killing. And trying to buy groceries. Sigh.

      December 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm

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