N.M Sotzek

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On Your Mark....

Posted by nsotzek on December 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Well, I suppose I should come out and say that I did not win NaNoWriMo. It is probably because I stopped writing about halfway through the month. However, I still consider it a win because (insert drumroll here) I finished the first novel! That was quite emotional. It was the first time I've actually finished something. Okay, that's not fair. I have finished plenty of short stories before, but never a 200 page novel before (mind you, 200 single spaced computer pages which is definitely much more in a softcover format).

I received a Sony E-Reader for my birthday, so once I finished my novel I quickly formatted it into epub so I could do a full reading of my novel. I figured that before I do a re-write I should read my novel as....well, as a novel. I finished that tonight, and I'm so glad I did. There's quite a bit that I need to change, add, and delete. My goal is April, which I think is definitely attainable. My job has ended for the season (Archaeology) and so I have plenty of time to work on this, as well as preparing research for my thesis.

And now, I begin my re-write!

Happy New Year everyone!

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