I don’t know what the problem was this year, but Nanowrimo was not as exciting as it was last year. My guesses for the difference? Either last year was the thrill of something brand-new or this year I just didn’t care about my story as much.
Funny—I finally became interested in my story when I hit the final 4,000 words, which is technically an epilogue, since I finished my planned story at 45,000-ish. When I go back in a year to finally look at the story again, I think I might find the real story starts with my current epilogue. Call it 50,000 words of back story, then. But I finished, so no harm done.
And just in time, I get to return to my 2009 Nanowrimo novel, which I’m currently reworking for my writing group submissions—and I have one due on Tuesday! My head has been out of that character’s life for a month now, so I hope I can go back. When I left, she was really interesting and her story was coming together, hopefully I can get back in that space after my brief interlude into current day witness protection people.
To those of you who have yet to hit 50,000 words, good luck.