The halfway point based on time passed on Monday. I just passed the halfway point based on word-count yesterday. That means I am slightly behind, but still going strong. Unfortunately, the halfway point in my novel passed many days ago. I’m just not sure if it will have the legs to get to 50,000 words.
But that is not the important issue. The important issue is the quality of my work. Which I am sad to say, has wavered back and forth from sub-par to very-sub par. Although I am going to finish this NaNoWriMo, I think it is made for a different type of writer.
I won’t specify what type of writer that is because I don’t want to stereotype. I’ll just say it is not for me. If I finish this book, the editing time would be enormous to get it to where I want it to be. If I had written it at my own pace, editing as I go like I usually do, it may have taken up to six months to finish but I would not have to rewrite the whole thing. Just the normal revisions and changes. As it stands I would have to rewrite a large percentage of this version if I wanted to do something with it.
But again, I wasn’t doing it for great writing. I was doing it to get into the habit of writing. Is that working? I don’t know. I am writing pretty much every day, and after this is done I will probably keep that up, but at a slower more relaxed pace. To be honest, I would have done that anyway if it wasn’t for Nanowrimo.
More to come as I get closer to finishing!