So that’s it… I’m done.
I had wanted to finish a lot earlier in the day, considering I blocked out the whole of the day to reach this triumphant goal, but Eskom – oh, monopolising power parastatal – had other plans. A 4.5-hour blackout later and I was a little irritated by the delay. At least I rediscovered my love of Sudoku…
Nonetheless, that’s it for 2014 Nanowrimo.
Unexpectedly, with the way in which this month had started in high gear, getting to 51000+ words just now was quite the massive anticlimax. Sure, 50k words in a month is great if they’re meaningful words, but the last week or so has felt like I’ve just been doing this to reach the word count… which was never what Nanowrimo was about for me. 50k words in a month is fantastic if you don’t need to go back to the drawing board and start again… which, unfortunately, I do. Outside of Nanowrimo, this month’s writing has just been a waste of time.
On the up side, finishing with a day to spare is awesome because I don’t ever want a repeat of last year’s 10 000 words in one day (that shit’s unnecessary unless I’m getting paid by the hour for it), and I plan to take my Sunday easy – starting with the Toy Run if the weather is favourable.
And in other weird news, can you even believe that it’s December on Monday? DECEMBER 2014.
This has been the fastest month of my entire existence (and that’s a LOT of months…)