I’m more than halfway through my planned word count. It’s kind of amazing seeing my stat on the NaNoWriMo dashboard.
I remember for many years struggling to finish things. I had hundreds of beginnings and even a bunch of endings, but very, very few middles.
I think I cracked the middle of the story in my current book. Maybe not completely for everything, but for this book. The mid-point in a book is kind of a big deal, and it’s what I always struggled with.
I have learned a great deal from NaNoWriMo – how to finish was the biggest thing. That plus that writing quickly and writing well are often the same thing.
It’s a very different way of looking at things, and I owe it all to creating a book in a month.