Monday, December 15, 2014

Official NaNoWriMo Winner!

Somehow, December started, and I never blogged about my NaNoWriMo win. NaNoWHAT, you ask? Find out more in this post or on the official website.

In short, the goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month - all in November.

I finished my novel in the afternoon on November 30th. It was anticlimactic because I KNEW I was going to achieve my goal - and also because my novel wasn't finished yet. I made it to 51,234 words that day, but my characters and plot were still moving right along - it's not finished yet, but I'm hoping to have about 60,000-65,000 words when all is said and done. I need to edit next, which is NOT my favorite part... but at least I can wait until the craziness of the holidays are over with for that!

My novel is a YA (young adult) novel about a school shooting. It was difficult to write because of the topic, but the idea just wouldn't leave my mind.

I'm considering self publishing this novel through Amazon - it would be an ebook. I haven't decided yet, but that is my ultimate goal... just in case any of you were curious!

  • Have you ever self published a piece of writing?


  1. Wow that is quite an accomplishment in one month!! Way to go! And so cool that you are thinking about self publishing as an ebook! Keep us posted!

  2. Great job Janelle! Good luck with editing!

  3. Great job! I've heard about this from a few different people. It's a cool thing!

  4. Yay awesome!

    And yes, I've self published a book on Amazon called The Swimmer's Assistant. It was very easy!

  5. Awesome! If you self-publish, let me know. I'd love to buy it!

  6. Congratulations! I'd love to read it if you self-publish!

  7. Congrats! So awesome! And you should just go for it and publish!