My goal for NaNoWriMo this year was to finish the first draft of book three in my French series and to write at least 50,000 words. Additionally, I wanted to NOT write 100,000 or more words. So I started with 12,000 words in September, and wrote 38,000 in October and 53,000 in November. I finished on November 22nd and haven’t written more since then. My first draft is 103,000 words.
It’s a bit hard to call this a great success because of the Paris attacks on November 13th. Since my book takes place in Paris, it was difficult to write about going to restaurants, seeing lovely gardens, etc. I muddled through, but it was difficult. (My youngest child is studying in Paris this semester and lives in the 11th district, near one of the attacks. She’s fine, but it makes the tragedy more personal.)
But, I finished the first draft in November which was the main goal for NaNoWriMo. I will probably continue to do NaNoWriMo, but it will be on my terms.