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NaNoWriMo, Part 2

Much to my surprise, I am fully done with my first complete draft of IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE. I finished it in 13 days, completing NaNoWriMo in 11. The last two days were used to comb the manuscript for obvious errors and to fill out the placeholder scenes.

This is first time I wrote a book targeted at teen readers and the first book I wrote with a first person perspective. It feels good. Really good. So now, I'm going to put it away for at least 2-3 months while I work on something else. Then, I will print it out and go over it with a red pen away from a computer. After that edit, it will be off to my 1st Round Reader's group.

I really hope they like it as much as I do. It's the kind of sci-fi horror book I wanted to read growing up. It's scary. The main character has to get over herself and fight for her life. It's a little outlandish but that's the fun part. And, in the end, despite her problems, the main character saves herself and the world.

Here are my stats:

Nov 8: 4720 / 35,025
Nov 9: 5090 / 40,115
Nov 10: 6055 / 46,170
Nov 11: 3837 / 50,007
Nov 12: 548 / 50,555
Nov 13: 695 / 51,250

Next up, back to Battletech. I got the go ahead on the rest of the story.