#NaNoWinner2017

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I needed a win.

Ever felt that way? I’ve been pursuing a goal this year that has been mostly behind the scenes. I’m feeling encouraged and keep working on it, but I’ve had a lot of setbacks too. I started November eager to work on a project I’ve been thinking about for a few years. I finally plotted out the story. And I was off.

I finished the first draft, 50,275, on November 17th. This is the fastest story I’ve ever written. Don’t confuse this as a perfect, ready for public viewing novel. I have a lot of work ahead.

But writing this book has reenergized me.

I think I needed to tell this story just as much as I needed the win. I’m drafting out another project now, a novella and then will get to work editing this project. I’m hopeful that I’ll have a finished project ready to send out to publishers by the end of December. I needed this win and I’m excited for everything that comes next.

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