Year Total: 1,110,118
Increase Over Year Prior: -29,964
Novel Total: 11
Increase Over Year Prior: 0
Longest Novel: Treacherous Impulses, 120,023 words, 222 pages
Shortest Novel: Unriddling Clues, 90,001 words, 164 pages
Summary of the Year:
Well, the end has been reached once again, and it's been quite the journey in which I only actually had one rewrite project, that being Loveless, which I increased over its previous incarnation by 15,000 words.
Last year I'd said I would also rewrite my first-ever novel — which was itself originally only a little longer than the amount of words I increased Loveless by — however I found too many obstacles for me to overcome with it at the time, including there being a cast of four main characters, two of which were siblings, and so shelved it for now.
Already I've got most of next year planned out — in fact, by the time I begin writing next year I'll only have two books left to plan — and I've added a few more rewrites. This isn't because I'm running out of ideas, though, it's just that most of my ideas are sequels to stories featuring characters I've already used, and I'd like to hold back on writing the sequels until I feel that the first books are more what I'd like them to be.
Some of the revisitations that can be looked forward to are the first-ever thriller I wrote — although you'll have to wait until next November for it — as well as the first of the fantasy Sagas set in the fictitious world of Ureonaiea with Aissure, among others. There's also the first of the western novels, such as the ones set in Wyoming, Idaho, and Texas this year — this one being set in Montana — and, the rewrite I'm looking most forward to at the moment, one set in the world of Thoroughbred horse racing.
New projects will include some settings that I've wanted to do for some time — including a story featuring pirates, and another featuring spies — along with quite a few other projects I'm really excited to write.
This year was a good year, with a lot of new projects, and I was very pleased with a lot of them — especially Treacherous Impulses, which was a lot of fun — but I think it will be fun to go back and revisit some previous stories, making them better yet next year.
Before I close out again for another year, I know it's become predictable — and being as my goal was 70,000 over that of the whole event it really shouldn't be a surprise — but I am, again, a
It was fun, as always, and I encourage anyone else who's interested in writing their own books to check out NaNoWriMo site, or the site for their summer program, Camp NaNoWriMo. They're really awesome programs, and it's really fun to join with a community of writers, it makes things seem not quite so lonely.
Thanks for coming along again for another year, it's been fun, and I'm really looking forward to next year. Hope to see you all on December 30 when I set up my first novel of the new year!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US, Merry Christmas to everyone else!