Hey, fellow WriMo's, are you feeling the burn? Most of us here at ATWOP have mentioned feeling it: the inevitable burnout that comes with such a concentrated effort. Happily, three of our ladies have raced across the finish line well ahead of the deadline and declared themselves Winners on the NaNoWriMo website. Congratulations Kristen, Rachel and Claire! If anyone should have WriMo Burnout, it's these wonderfully prolific ladies.
Even so, I'm trotting along behind these racehorses like a little pony, coming in at just over 30,000 words and feeling the burnout too. I started NaNoWriMo with the intent of finding out how fast I could write and I've learned that yes, I can write fast. I'm just not that fond of what such speed produces. But I'm very pleased to have an additional 30-thousand words in my work-in-progress and a whole new sub-plot as well. NaNo, in that sense, was worth every bit of the pressure.
What about you? Feeling the burnout? Still excited about writing? Ready to take a break and hit editing-mode next month? Whatever your frame of mind, congratulations on taking NaNo by the reins and riding with it. In that sense, we're all winners.