Or not. Saturday wrapped up November, or to us writer types, NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month or NaNo for short. To “win” NaNo, you must write 50K words by the end of November 30. I logged 46,287 words. Last year was my first year and the carrot to win was huge. Scrivener software for $20. I was going to get 50,000 words if it killed me. This year, it was more of an excuse to work on my next novel while I edited the one I pitched at the ACFW conference. In some ways, I’m more of a winner this year than last. I got my word count last year, but the quality of my writing this year was much better. I’m proud of my 4,000 words short of a win first draft. So really, if you tried NaNo and only got 45,000, 20,000, or even 5,000 words, that’s more than you had October 31. That makes you a winner!

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