The road was long, and I walked more steps than I ever thought I would, but I’m finished!
On November 1st, 2018, I started to write a novel in only 30 days. Here I stand with over 100,000 words written, more than double the amount of the original challenge. Today, on November 30th, I wrote “The End”! Readers of The Paradigm, I have written a novel in 30 days!
This novel was a joy to write, it flowed out of me. I may do something with this one someday, after some intensive rewrites and editing, that is. Mistcraft is complete, but it’s not finished. It’s still a vomit draft, the roughest of rough drafts, as it was written so fast. One day, I will polish it until it shines.
I would like to take a moment to thank some people. *Imagines he’s standing in front of an audience with an award in his hand* I want to thank God for helping me through this year’s challenge. I want to thank my family, friends, and my readers. Thank you for all the encouragement, advice, and sticking with me to the end. A special thank you to the few people who have asked me almost every day what was happening in my story. You’re all the best.
Here is this year’s winner’s certificate:
The Stats for Mistcraft
Here are the final stats on my 2018 NaNoWriMo project:
Pages: 349 (that’s in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font)
What I learned this year: Every year for NaNoWriMo I like to learn something new, either about myself as a writer, or some new technique. This year I learned how to craft a realistic magic system, it needs some smoothing out and some kinks fixed, but it’s not a bad magic system. I also learned that I can push myself to finish by a deadline if I really want or need to.
Thank you again to everyone who stuck with me and encouraged me this month!
Until next time,
Andrew Ronzino, A Man Who Wrote a Novel in 30 Days