I Won NaNoWriMo 2013!!

Author Paula Millhouse, Fantasy Romance, Writing, Craft, I won!

Hooray!! I did it! WOW – that was awesome!

So, how ’bout you, WriMos? How’d you do? What did you learn?

Did you check out Chuck Wendig‘s blog about NaNo? If not, you might consider reading his posts.

I learned more about MY writing process this year than ever – and when it’s all said and done, that’s the most important thing ever.

Read. Write. Learn. Edit. Repeat.

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Turkey’s Loom…

NaNoWriMo winner 2013, writing, reading, learning craft
Our Grateful Table

Published by Paula Millhouse

Author Paula Millhouse http://www.paulamillhouse.com Where Fantasy, Romance, and Suspense collide.

4 thoughts on “I Won NaNoWriMo 2013!!

  1. Paula,

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful! I can’t wait to hear about this new novel. I’ve learned a lot about my process over the last year and part of that is that I’m not ready for something like NaNo. Really impressive you could do it!


    1. Thanks, Samantha,
      I had all intentions of NOT participating this year, but I needed to attach myself to a new project so I dove right in.

      The sprints I did in the Savvy chatroom really helped me my word-count, and having to check in every day made me accountable.Oh, I also did the final run with KOD’s BIAW (Book In A Week) program – you were so right – that RWA chapter is super-supportive.


  2. Wow! You didn’t even need the full 30 days. Congratulations!

    Did you finish the book or just reach 50K? All my books are way longer than 50K, so even if I did participate, and won (might as well be positive in my dreams), I wouldn’t have a finished novel; just a good portion of it. Then again, if I didn’t stop to edit all the time (and I do, I can’t help it), I probably COULD have a finished novel at 50K. It would just be real thin. Like, mostly dialogue thin.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Guess you’ll be able to enjoy it a little more now, huh?


    1. Thanks for stopping by, Stacy.
      So fun to hear about your process. This novel will probably finish up around 70K, so definitely more to write.

      This year I didn’t edit as I wrote, though that’s always been my practice too. We’ll see what happens in the edit, which I’ll start next month. Now that the bones of the story are on the page, I’ll clean it up, add needed scenes, and cut what can go.

      I think editing – fixing up that second draft is one of my favorite parts of writing.
      Happy Thanksgiving!

      I plan to enjoy.


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