Thursday, November 30, 2006

Now I Am Officially Finished.

Ending NaNoWriMo Wordcount: 51257

I was not only able to break 50K, but I actually finished the story before the end of the month. YAY!

I hadn't expected to wrap it up that fast, and if I hadn't picked "Humor" as a genre, I wouldn't have been able to wrap it up that fast. As it turned out, I wrote a joke, read it, reread it, and realized that it was my ending. I'd had three plotlines to wrap up, and one ended with that joke and another had ended with a joke earlier in the chapter. For the one remaining plotline, all I had to do there was write chapter. It had to be inserted right before the last one because that joke ahd to be the end. It was the Last Word on the whole story.

This whole experience has been a blast, I want badly to do this next year. Hell, I'm tempted to go for the July one. Until then, I can probably content myself with editing what I have and working on some fiction writing for a little while.

I'm going to take a few days to rest before I start back on the regular blogging, though.

Thanks to everyone who dropped well-wishes over the month! I appreciate the encouragement!


  1. Hi Ragnell,
    Huzzah! Congratulations!

  2. I imagine that this must have been rather similar to running a marathon. Uphill. Both ways. So hearty congratulations.

  3. Congrats! I didn't do so well this time around so good on you.

    Comp me a signed copy of your book when it gets published. Preferably some intimate, salicious note that will jack up the price when sold on ebay.

  4. Congratulation, Ragnell!

    For next year, maybe instead of a novel you could challenge yourself to write a text adventure over the course of the month. The Inform 7 tool is really slick, and you write the game in something closer to normal English than a programming language.

    For example, to create a room called 'Main Entry Hall', you put "Main Entry Hall is a Room. The Sitting Room is to the east. The Dining Room is to the west." This also creates the Sitting Room and the Dining Room, which are empty until you specify what objects are in them, and the descriptions.

    The tool has lots of documentation, and nifty tools like an automatic map generator.

    You could write an interactive Green Lantern slash adventure!

  5. Congratulations! That's a helluva deed you done!