Victory is mine

NaNoWriMo 2009 winner iconYes, I did it. With 4 days to spare, I managed to get over the NaNoWriMo finish line, and hit 50,000 words a little after midnight last night. For those of you who care about such things, the 50,000th word was ‘people’.

If you’re interested in what I’ve written, then the work-in-progress can be read here, but the fact that it was splurged at almost 2,000 words a day is very obvious. However, I do like the underlying story, and one of the advantages of going through the NaNoWriMo process is that you end up exploring all the little crevices of the story and the world it’s set in, because sometimes the only way to get to the words you need to keep on target is to release a giant pile of infodump.

So, I’ve kept up my 100% NaNoWriMo success rate – now 2 out of 2 – and all I have to do now is go and finish the actual story. And then rewrite it in a form which makes sense. And then probably rewrite that too…