NaNoWriMo and other writing musings


I won November’s NaNoWriMo this year, with a little over 50,000 words. The problem is that… not all of them were for the novel listed in the certificate below. They were about half there and half to another novel. I learnt some things about myself in the process, exactly like last year. And when split in two, the victory didn’t feel as grandiose. 🙂 But the important part is that it exists. I have written those words in November, and most of them will remain into the published version. It is a victory.

(And in parallel I was also revising after beta-reader’s comments and editor’s comments my next novel, to appear in March 2018). About “Rightness’ Friends” you’ll sure be hearing more, soon!

While the “Other turmoils of life” will be finished until March and will be published this year, hopefully towards summer, the other novel I was sharing my attention with (and which doesn’t have yet a title; I have been thinking about “The young queen” but I am not convinced yet) will be published next year, even if it will get finalized sometime this year. No matter what, I still have a good progress on both. And writing plans for 2018.

I have learnt that I do better on NaNoWriMo if I can focus on 2, not on only one project, because only one might be daunting sometimes. Alternance is better. And on the two Camps, April and July, I do better with doing revisions than with writing new things.

This year I have two old stories to revise for the two Camps and publish later during the year – “The Crew“, which title will remain, and “The call of the sea“, which title definitely has to be changed, because it has a strange aliteration in original.

It sounds an exciting literary trip into 2018. And I promise a better time management, as a New Year resolution!


2017NaNo Certificate-small

3 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo and other writing musings

  1. Well Done, Marina!
    It was really interesting to read your literary journey. You have so much going on, I’m envious of you (in the good way, of course!)
    I failed NaNo miserably this year so you have all my admiration.
    Saludos. Marie.

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