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NaNoWriMo ’09: won

by Rob Friesel

The copy/pasted/validated word count came in as 50,198

NaNoWriMo '09

…but that was a story without an ending.

So I plowed ahead and tacked on an ending that kinda/sorta worked well enough1 and used Scrivener’s word counter2 to get my new “completed” word count of 52,520.

So yeah…  Go me!

Thanks to everyone that was understanding and/or patient and/or encouraging and/or interested in this project.  I don’t know how I managed to get anywhere near the 50,000 mark (let alone break it), what with everything else going on this month—massive project at work, The Boy getting sick, our Thanksgiving holiday trip, and everything else that always seems to crop up.

For folks that expressed interest in the novel, let me know if you want to see this ugly first draft.  I like to share.  But I warn you, it’s a far cry from “any good”.

Also:  Scrivener review to follow.  (Short version:  it’s bad ass.)

  1. Except that I just sort out outlined the post-climax denouement portion a la David Foster Wallace’s “Adult World (part II)” only with fewer abbreviations and much shorter and really just basically outlined what I really wanted to do to actually finish this novel but that will be later when I get the time to do edits etc. because really at this point I am so done and fried from the first draft of this story. []
  2. Which is a little more liberal, I might add. []

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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