It’s been a long 30 days, but here I am at the end of it, and I have finished!
On November 1st, 2019, I started to write a novel in only 30 days. Now, on the last day, I stand victorious with nearly 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 had its ups and downs. I would say that most of the last third of the ending I outlined wasn’t used and I ended up changing so much. There are parts of it that I think is a mess, but I can fix all of that later. Overall I believe that this was a good novel to write and I enjoyed almost every minute of it.
Even though this is a blog and not an award ceremony, I would like to take a moment to thank some people. I want to thank God for helping me through this year’s challenge, without God’s strength, I honestly don’t think I could ever do this. I want to thank my best friend, Volpe, for letting me vent crap and keeping me sane. I want to thank my family, friends, and last, but not least, my readers. Thank you for the helpful encouragement, advice, and sticking with me to the end. To those who have asked me how things have been going and even showed interest in the story I was writing, thank you!
Here is this year’s winner’s certificate:
THE STATS FOR The Sixth Cleric
Here are the final stats on my 2019 NaNoWriMo project:
Title: The Sixth Cleric
Pages: 403 (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 what it really means to be flexible in your writing. It’s good to plan and outline, but if the story strays from that and it’s working out better than you ever could have thought, go with it. Let the story flow.
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