Day 21 – National Novel Writing Month

It’s official! I have completed 50,000 words!

I am most certainly excited at this accomplishment and I am very much looking forward to editing everything that I did this month and prior to it.

I found this challenge very rewarding and I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to take it on. While I was working with a partially completed manuscript, I still found it a great experience. I also found that the more I wrote each day, the faster I was able to get work done, and the better my writing became. Each day I wrote I became a more consistent and better writer. For that reason alone, I am so glad I took on this challenge. In so many ways it has created a very positive experience for me and I will most certainly be doing it again next year.

The next step is to stay in the habit of taking about an hour or so and edit my manuscript each day. I am very much looking forward to this experience and I’ve set daily goals for myself. If I don’t reach them each day (some days they will be a little much to expect from myself), I am just going to do as much as I can in the time I have allotted.

There is still lots of time to finish the 50,000 words for those of you still working away. My brother is still getting it done and he is working hard. Keep it up guys! You’re almost there!


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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